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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $16,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,800
Current Penalty $13,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260451 C02 IV 12/27/2006 01/03/2007 $4,333 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260451 C02 V 12/27/2006 01/03/2007 $4,333 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260451 G01 VII 12/27/2006 01/03/2007 $4,334 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201362746 Event: 08/21/2006Employee Dies After Fall From Elevated Work Platform
On August 21, 2006, Employee #1 and a coworker were performing roofing and fascia work on a church. They were inside a 4 ft by 8 ft by 4 ft three-sided materials box that was elevated on a rented JLG SkyTrak (2006 Model Number 6042) extensible, hydraulic boom forklift. A few days earlier, the workers tested the stability of the box on the forks before its first use. They drilled holes in the floor of the box above the ends of the forks and secured the box to the forks with 0.5-in.-diameter manila ropes. On the day of the accident, they were unaware that at least one of these ropes had been removed. While they were elevated and when both workers moved to one side of the box, it tipped, and both fell from the box. Employee #1 fell to the sidewalk and suffered severe head injuries. The coworker grabbed a gutter and held on for a few seconds before also falling. Both workers were taken to Forrest General Hospital, where Employee #1 later died. The coworker was hospitalized with two fractured ankles and a fractured pelvis. Neither worker was wearing their personal fall-arrest harnesses or lanyards.
Keywords: head, hydraulic lift, boom, unsecured, industrial truck, fall, fall protection, concussion, elevated work plat, work surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308772086 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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