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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $600 $0 $600
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $420 $0 $420
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19040029 B01 09/17/2007 10/20/2007 $420 $600 $0 10/09/2007 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01001B Other 19040029 B03 09/17/2007 10/20/2007 $0 $0 $0 10/09/2007 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201043247 Event: 08/17/2007Employee Killed In Apparent Fall Into Elevator Shaft
Employee #1, a concrete laborer, was assigned to be a core catcher in the 48th floor elevator machine room, while four coworkers cut openings in the concrete roof of the room. A core catcher's duty is to prevent other coworkers from accessing the area below the concrete cutting. Employee #1 left the machine room and climbed down the ladder to the 47th floor. When a coworker above lost electrical power to his drill, Employee #1 walked into the elevator core, where coworkers from another company were constructing concrete forms for a pour. The lead coworker from the other company, not recognizing Employee #1, yelled at him to get his attention. Employee #1 left the elevator core and went to the ladder leading to the 46th floor, while the lead coworker followed him down the ladder. The coworker lost sight of Employee #1 as he reached the bottom of the ladder. Employee #1 was not seen after this incident until he was found approximately 25 minutes later, unconscious and face down, on a safety deck inside an elevator shaft on the 44th floor. Employee #1 had sustained multiple fractures from the fall. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: concrete form work, work rules, elevator shaft, inattention, guardrail, barrier guard, construction, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311019467 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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