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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $12,300
Current Penalty $675 $0 $0 $165 $0 $840
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 14300040 A 12/15/2006 01/17/2007 $0 $300 $0 01/11/2007 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 12/15/2006 01/17/2007 $165 $1,200 $0 01/11/2007 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 02001 Serious 1632 B03 12/15/2006 01/17/2007 $675 $10,800 $0 01/11/2007 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201070190 Event: 06/27/2006Employee Suffers Multiple Fractures In Elevator Shaft Fall
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on June 27, 2006, Employee #1 was resting and having lunch with a coworker. The workers were on the upper floor of a 3-story, wood-frame building, under construction. There is a small utility elevator shaft that runs from the top floor to the ground level. The openings over the shaft were covered with plywood and were installed by the employer. The coworker jumped for a ringing cell phone and impacted the protective cover. The cover broke and collapsed into the shaft. Both workers fell into the hole and were stopped at the next floor below by a similar cover. The cover involved in the accident was secured, but the wood fractured and broke through. It was unable to support the load of two workers. Employee #1 suffered numerous fractures and internal injuries and was hospitalized. The original report did not mention any injuries to the coworker.
Keywords: fracture, floor hole, overloaded, construction, fall, elevator shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307034215 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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