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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $19,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,350
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $900 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1675 G 03/25/2008 03/28/2008 $450 $4,950 $0 04/04/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 1675 J 03/25/2008 03/28/2008 $450 $14,400 $0 04/04/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 310062658 Event: 01/11/2008Employee Injured In Fall When Extension Ladder Overturns
On January 11, 2008, Employee #1 was the lead man for a crew of eight tradesmen who were removing old or abandoned electrical wiring and conduit at an operational warehouse. Employee #1 was using a 10 ft extension ladder to survey the electrical conduit to be demolished. As he was working, the ladder apparently overturned, and he fell between 13 ft and 14 ft to the floor. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Subsequent investigation determined that the ladder was not secured and that Employee #1 had set it in a nearly vertical position, without the pitch required for stability. He was working along at the time of the accident.
Keywords: extension ladder, dismantling, unsecured, work rules, ladder, construction, fall, slope, overturn, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310062658 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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