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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 $13,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,200
Current Penalty $10,560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,560
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 H01 10/15/2007 12/03/2007 $1,600 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 10/15/2007 12/03/2007 $4,480 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260501 B15 10/15/2007 10/19/2007 $4,480 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200462158 Event: 05/12/2007Employee Is Killed In Fall From Elevated Work Platform
Employee #1 and three coworkers were painting in a food processing load out area. Employee #1 was working from an elevated platform. The platform was attached to the ceiling with a stairway connected to the floor. The employees were required to climb the stairway to gain access to the platform. On both sides of the platform, a spring-loaded self-leveling stair with a safety cage was attached, which could be positioned and mounted over the tanker truck for loading liquids. Employee #1 was painting from the platform, when he stepped on the foot lock. This caused the spring-loaded stairway and cage to be released, and he fell approximately 12 feet to the concrete floor and was killed. Further investigation revealed that there was an adequate guardrail between the platform and the spring-loaded stair and cage, but Employee #1 was not using a personal fall arrest system.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, painter
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310671367 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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