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Inspection: 308592096 - Houston Sign And Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 308592096Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 05/03/2006

Houston Sign And Services, Inc.
6855 N. Loop East
Houston, TX 77028
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7312/Outdoor Advertising Services
NAICS: 541850/Display Advertising
Mailing: 1023 East 28th. Street, Houston, TX 77009

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/03/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/29/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100067 C02 VII 11/02/2006 11/15/2006 $1,500 $2,100 $0 11/21/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100067 C02 IX 11/02/2006 11/15/2006 $1,500 $2,100 $0 11/21/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201762614Event: 05/03/2006Employee Is Killed When Lift Truck Overturns
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 3, 2006, Employee #1 and two coworkers were in the basket of a trailer-mounted articulating elevated work platform (Condor 150-I Serial Number 1059) installing new letters on a billboard. The elevation to the top of the billboard was 90 ft. The main boom section measured 81 ft from pin to pin, and the section of the boom which connected to the basket was 50.5 ft long, totaling 131.5 ft. They were operating with the boom sections at a 46 degree angle from each other. The outriggers were not fully set and no pads were placed underneath the rear outriggers. When the trailer tipped over, the basket with the three workers struck the ground. Employee #1 was killed, and the other two workers were injured.
Keywords: boom truck, outrigger, boom, roll-over, advertising sign, elevated work plat
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308592096 Fatality Other Production helpers

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