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Inspection: 428991.015 - High Ball Erectors, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 428991.015Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 05/08/2012

High Ball Erectors, Llc
4743 Arapahoe Avenull
Boulder, CO 80303
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: Po Box 114null, Dacono, CO 80514

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/31/2012
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:05/17/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection429331 Yes  
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 Inspection559002 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $1,700 $0 $4,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260752 B 10/31/2012 11/21/2012 $1,700 $1,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260754 A 10/31/2012 11/21/2012 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 32315.015Event: 05/08/2012One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Collapse Of Structure Un
At 12:15 p.m. on May 8, 2012, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working as ironworke rs for a firm in the commercial and institutional building construction industry . Employees #1, #2, and #3 were doing addition, renovation, or alteration of a p roperty. Workers for the firm, had begun erecting an entrance canopy that mornin g. When the incident occurred, Employees #1 and #2 were standing on top of separ ate horizontal beams connecting steel joists that were being flown in by a boom truck. Employee #3 was welding from a ladder on the third column to the east, an d the structure became unstable and fell. Employee #1, was working on top of the horizontal beams, and became pinned by the structure after the collapse. Employ ee #1 was killed and the coroner classified the nature of his injury as an inter nal decapitation. Employee #2, was standing on top of another horizontal beam, a nd he was thrown off. Employee #2 sustained serious unspecified injuries. Employ ee #3, was working from the ladder and sustained injuries to one of his hands. E mployees #2 and #3 were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: boom truck, collapse, construction, decapitated, fall, falling object, hand, iron worker, joist, pinned, steel beam, steel column, steel erection, welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 428991.015 Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker

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