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Inspection: 317271138 - Arndt Enterprises Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 317271138Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 08/02/2013

Arndt Enterprises Inc.
421 1st Street W.
Mt Vernon, IA 52314
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Mailing: 2579 195th Street, Dewitt, IA 52742

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/13/2013
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Fatality CatastropheClose Case:11/15/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $6,000 $300 $6,300
Current Penalty $6,000 $300 $6,300
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 09/27/2013 11/13/2013 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260502 A02 09/27/2013 11/13/2013 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19260502 D08 09/27/2013 11/13/2013 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19260502 D21 09/27/2013 11/13/2013 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  5. 02001 Other 19260503 B01 09/27/2013 11/13/2013 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200535979Event: 08/01/2013Painter Is Killed In Fall From Bulbous Type Water Tower
At approximately 1:54 p.m. on August 1, 2013, Employee #1, a 29-year-old male with Arndt Enterprises Inc., and was working with three coworkers painting on the top of a bulbous type water tower. The tower was approximately 140 ft in height. Employee #1 was painting on the east side while a coworker was painting on the west side of the tower. In addition to a coworker standing on the ground approximately 70 ft to 100 ft south of the tower and another coworker painting the middle portion of the tower on the west side. Employee #1 fell off of the east side tower. One of the coworkers saw Employee #1 fall and bounce off of the ground. The coworkers called Emergency Medical Service for help. The Mt. Vernon police and paramedics arrived and tried to revive Employee #1 but were unsuccessful. Employee #1 was killed in the fall.
Keywords: water tower, fall, painter, water tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317271138 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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