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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310568621 - A K J Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 310568621Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 12/14/2006

A K J Inc
5405 Tuckerman Lane
Rockville, MD 20852
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1761/Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work
NAICS: 238160/Roofing Contractors
Mailing: 9110 51st Place, College Park, MD 20740

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/05/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/01/2007
Emphasis: S:Falls

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $3,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,875
Current Penalty $3,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,875
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260501 B11 04/26/2007 05/01/2007 $3,000 $3,000 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 19261051 A 04/26/2007 05/01/2007 $875 $875 $0 -
  3. 03001 Other 19261052 C12 04/26/2007 05/01/2007 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202363438Event: 12/14/2006Employee Falls From Roof And Dies Later Of Concussion
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on December 14, 2006, two employees were working on the rooftop of a five-story apartment building. The roof had a slope of 8-to-12 and had a ground-to-eave height of approximately 51 ft. The employees accessed the roof by climbing out of a dormer window, with a sill height of 39.5 in., and then climbing onto the rooftop. The employees were wearing personal fall arrest systems and positioning belts. Both employees carried 50-ft life line ropes on each shoulder. The framing contractor had previously installed roof anchorage as attachment points for the fall arrest systems at the peak of the roof. The employees walked 40 ft from the window to the attachment points. One employee attached his lanyard first. Employee #1, the victim, proceeded past the employee to the next attachment point, slipped, and fell before he attached his lanyard. The rooftop was wet from the moisture of the fog and morning dew. Employee #1 fell 46 feet to the concrete surface below. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital with head trauma, facial injuries, and multiple bodily injuries. Employee #1 died at 8:44 a.m. on December 14, 2006. The employees previously accessed the roof from a flat section of the roof, but it had been recently framed in. The employees did not have safe access to the roof to attach their personal fall arrest systems.
Keywords: anchor, head, roof, ppe, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, concussion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310568621 Fatality Concussion Roofers

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