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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $6,435 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,435
Current Penalty $4,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260300 C 07/23/2013 07/29/2013 $400 $825 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260403 B02 07/23/2013 07/29/2013 $300 $660 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260404 F06 07/23/2013 07/29/2013 $400 $825 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260451 B01 07/23/2013 07/29/2013 $1,500 $1,650 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260451 G01 07/23/2013 07/29/2013 $1,500 $1,650 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19260501 B13 07/23/2013 07/29/2013 $700 $825 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201943081 Event: 04/03/2013Construction Worker Injured In 20 Ft. Fall From Scaffolding
On April 3, 2013, Employee #1, a 56-year-old male with Cy & Serena Construction Inc dba Budget Home Construction, was performing construction duties on the East (Diamond Head) side of the home, on a scaffold, about 12 ft. above a concrete stairway, marking rafters. Employee #1 was not wearing a PFAS full body harness; the scaffolding did not have guardrails or netting installed. Employee #1 remembers marking the rafters, and then he stated that he "felt like he was falling." At that moment, Employee #1 told himself to relax and he did not remember anything after that. Employee #1 woke up in the emergency room at Queens Hospital. Employee #1 suffered bruises to his back, laceration to his forehead and was taken to Queens Hospital for treatment. Investigation Report: 1. Employee #1 was working on scaffolding when he fell about 12 ft. onto a concrete stairway. 2. Employee #1 was the employer. 3. Employee #1 erected the scaffolding himself. 4. The scaffolding was rented from Atlas Builders. 5. Employee #1 was wearing a PFAS full body harness; the scaffolding did not have guardrails or safety nets installed. 6. Employee #1 did not get any formal fall protection and scaffolding training. 7. Employee #1 and the employer said that his site fall protection rule was, no workers were allowed on the scaffold until he is finished erecting the scaffolding and deemed the scaffolding safe yet he allowed workers to use the scaffolding. 8. The job site house was a duplex, the rear unit is 1,200 square feet unit is 1500 sf. 9. The roof had a 4/12 pitch. 10. The rear eave was 16 ft. above ground and the front eave was 12 ft. above the ground. 11. Employee #1 was the employer and the General Contractor. 12. The General Contractor started on the project in October 2012 and estimated he will complete the job by June 2013. 13. There were no witnesses to the fall, although there were two other workers at the job site at the time of the event. Causes: 1. Employee #1 was not protected from falling off the scaffolding. He did not wear a full body harness and was not tied off. 2. The scaffolding did not have any guardrails. 3. A safety net was installed around the scaffolding. Employee #1 had 30 years of experience with the employer and the weather conditions were sunny with clear skies on the day of the event.
Keywords: guardrail, ppe, guard, construction, fall, scaffold, scaffolding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316270032 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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