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Inspection: 311467567 - Knobel'S Refrigeration, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 311467567Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 07/20/2009

Knobel'S Refrigeration, Inc.
2210 W Front St
North Platte, NE 69103
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: Po Box 1328, North Platte, NE 69103

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/26/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/14/2009
Emphasis: L:Xfallelec

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $15,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,750
Current Penalty $7,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,875
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100178 L01 II 08/26/2009 09/22/2009 $1,575 $3,150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100178 L04 III 08/26/2009 09/22/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19261053 A13 08/26/2009 09/22/2009 $3,150 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19261060 A 08/26/2009 09/22/2009 $3,150 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19040029 B01 08/26/2009 09/22/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200053569Event: 07/09/2009Employee Dies After Fall From Ladder
On July 9, 2009, Employee #1 was using an extension ladder to access the roof to service refrigeration equipment. When extended, the ladder was capable of reaching the roof. Employee #1 did not fully extend the ladder. He extended it to a height of approximately 11 ft. He climbed the extension ladder and then he climbed the rest of the way to the roof using a fixed ladder. The distance from the rungs of the fixed ladder to the wall was less than 7 in. A roof gutter near the top rung provided an obstruction which reduced this distance much more. When Employee #1 reached to grab the top rung of the fixed ladder, the gutter apparently obstructed his grip on the rung. He lost his grip and fell approximately 12 ft to the ground. He was hospitalized for treatment of injuries that were not specified. He died 10 days later.
Keywords: maintenance, extension ladder, ladder, fixed ladder, refrigerant, fall, fall protection, refrigerator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311467567 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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