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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 01/23/2009 01/31/2009 $2,000 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201250214 Event: 08/08/2008Employee Is Killed When Hanged With His Harness Safety Belt
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 8, 2008, Employee #1, a laborer, was helping his coworkers in the lifting of some steel parts, because the crane operator was absent that day. He tied the steel parts with a rope and they were being lifted by the coworkers located at a steel tank, nearly 70 ft high above the floor. Employee #1 was supposed to be in his worksite. However, he used an elevator classified as man lift type, to climb to the working area, where his coworkers were working. Employee #1 had a full harness and a safety belt fastened with a large lanyard. His safety belt lanyard entangled with any part of the equipment. He was hanged with his full harness safety belt pressed around his neck. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, rope, safety belt, construction, lanyard, neck, elevator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311387260 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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