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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 $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260106 D 06/27/2008 07/02/2008 $1,500 $2,500 $0 07/29/2008 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201613684 Event: 02/07/2008Employee Injured In Fall From Bridge Scaffold Into River
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on February 7, 2008, Employee #1 was on a scaffold, stripping forms from a concrete column on a bridge. He took the 4 ft by 8 ft sheet of plywood from the column and passed it to a coworker. As Employee #1 let go of the plywood, the cantilever scaffold support on which he was standing broke loose from the concrete beam and he fell approximately 8 ft to the next level. He teetered there for several seconds, fell backward off that platform, struck his left shoulder on a beam at a lower level, and then plunged into the river. He fell approximately 35 ft overall and, once in the river, was submerged by the fast-flowing current. Employee #1 was rescued approximately 15 minutes later. He suffered fractures to his back and neck, a punctured lung, and hypothermia.
Keywords: concrete form work, fracture, dismantling, work rules, construction, equipment failure, back, river, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311703524 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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