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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Inspection: 313784647 - Elevator Services & Storage, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 313784647Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 08/20/2010

Elevator Services & Storage, Inc.
640 N. Locust St.
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: P.O. Box 128, Beaverdam, OH 45808

Inspection Type:Planned
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/23/2010
Emphasis: S:Powered Ind Vehicle, S:Struck-By, L:Fall, L:Piv, S:Commercial Constr, S:Electrical, S:Fall From HeightClose Case:11/18/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202101549 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
Current Penalty $3,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 A17 10/26/2010 11/12/2010 $1,300 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260550 G06 VII 10/26/2010 11/12/2010 $1,300 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260760 A01 10/26/2010 11/12/2010 $1,300 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202089413Event: 08/17/2010Worker Survives Sixty-Foot Fall From Grain Elevator
At approximately 6:36 p.m. on August 17, 2010, Employee #1 was erecting a grain leg at a grain storage facility. Employee #1 had been hoisted to the work area in a personnel platform suspended by a mobile hydraulic crane. Employee #1 exited the platform and was working on top of the previously installed sections of grain leg. He was not wearing a harness or secured to an anchorage point. He was using a ratchet lever hoist ("come-a-long") secured to the grain leg and an adjacent concrete silo in order to square up the leg. He was adjusting the come-a-long in a forward motion, when the anchor in the concrete silo failed, causing Employee #1 to fall forward. He fell approximately 60 feet to compacted stone. Other employees on the site saw Employee #1 fall, and emergency crews were called immediately. One of the workers on the site provided first aid. Employee #1 was airlifted to the nearest trauma center. He sustained injuries including, but not limited to, skull fracture, cervical fracture, ruptured diaphragm, ruptured spleen, ruptured pancreas, multiple internal organ contusions, pelvic fractures, bilateral leg fractures, and arm fractures.
Keywords: anchor, fracture, hoisting mechanism, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, neck, grain elevator, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313784647 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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