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Inspection: 310182589 - V.M.S. Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Hartford

Nr: 310182589Report ID: 0112000Open Date: 02/07/2007

V.M.S. Construction Company
162 Lake Street
Vernon, CT 06066
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7699/Repair Shops and Related Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 811310/Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/07/2007
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Forklift, S:Fall From Height, S:Powered Ind VehicleClose Case:10/16/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200087732 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,250
Current Penalty $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 O01 03/13/2007 03/19/2007 $1,200 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100178 P01 03/13/2007 03/19/2007 $0 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200082899Event: 02/07/2007Employee Is Injured In Fall From Platform
On February 2, 2007, Employees #1 and Employee #2 were removing a hydraulic stick cylinder from a CAT excavator. Employee #1 placed the forks of his forklift under the cylinder and lifted it. The cylinder, however, was not adequately secured to the forks. Employee #2 was standing in a scissor lift with a manufacturer's approved extension platform. The 1,500 lb cylinder dislodged from the forks and landed on the extension platform causing it to collapse. Employee #2 fell from the platform approximately 8 ft, landing on a concrete floor. Employee #2 suffered a dislocated shoulder. The employee was treated at an area hospital and was released.
Keywords: platform, excavation, hydraulic lift, shoulder, cylinder, industrial truck, dislocated, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310182589 Non Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported

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