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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
Current Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260028 A 01/02/1986 01/06/1986 $630 $630 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 693812 Event: 11/26/1985Employee Killed In Fall Down Air Shaft From Stepladder
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on November 26, 1985, Employee #1 was installing drywall studs on the west side of a mechanical airshaft that was located on the south end of the eleventh floor of an office building under construction. The guardrails along the west side of the airshaft had been removed to facilitate drywall installation. Employee #1 climbed on a 6-ft wooden stepladder beside the open airshaft to put a screw in a stud that was too high for him to reach from the floor. He apparently lost his balance and fell approximately 96 ft with the ladder down the airshaft to the second floor. Employee #1 sustained multiple severe injuries and was killed. The employee had not been using personal fall arrest equipment.
Keywords: stepladder, work rules, safety belt, air shaft, lost balance, tie-off, guardrail, construction, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3351699 Fatality Fracture Drywall installers

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