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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308477868 - Pennsy Supply, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Harrisburg

Nr: 308477868Report ID: 0316700Open Date: 05/08/2006

Pennsy Supply, Incorporated
20 Pennsy Drive
Newville, PA 17241
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3999/Manufacturing Industries, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 339999/All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/16/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/16/2006
Emphasis: S:Construction Fatalities

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200571024Event: 05/08/2006Employee Is Killed After Striking Head In Fall From Catwalk
On May 8, 2006, Employee #1 was working as a maintenance supervisor in the construction of a concrete plant. He was overseeing and assisting in the setting of a steel column on top of a concrete pier 12 feet above grade. Working from a catwalk, he had tightened bolts on one side of the column, while a coworker, working from a ladder, tightened bolts on the other side of the column. The maintenance supervisor crawled over the guardrail of the catwalk onto the top of the pier and helped the employee on the ladder tighten the bolts. When they were finished, the maintenance supervisor was crawling back over the guardrail onto the catwalk, when he slipped and fell, striking his head on the concrete surface 12 feet below. He sustained a concussion, and he was killed.
Keywords: guardrail, ladder, column, construction, steel erection, catwalk, fall, fall protection, concussion, bolting
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308477868 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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