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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 523318.015 - Welding Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 523318.015Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 07/12/2012

Welding Services, Inc.
300 Stillwater Avenuenull
Stamford, CT 06902
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 2 Plunkett Placenull, Westport, CT 06880

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/03/2012
Emphasis: L:ForkliftClose Case:12/07/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident451550    
 Inspection655058 Yes  
 Inspection655279 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $11,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,600
Current Penalty $11,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L01 I 12/13/2012 01/10/2013 $2,000 $2,000 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01002A Serious 19261052 C01 II 12/13/2012 $2,000 $2,000 $0 A - Amendment
  3. 01002B Serious 19261052 C12 12/13/2012 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment
  4. 01003A Serious 19260454 A 12/13/2012 01/10/2013 $2,000 $2,000 $0 A - Amendment
  5. 01003B Serious 19261060 A 12/13/2012 01/10/2013 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment
  6. 01004 Serious 19260416 A01 12/13/2012 12/26/2012 $2,800 $2,800 $0 A - Amendment
  7. 01005 Serious 19260416 A03 12/13/2012 12/26/2012 $2,800 $2,800 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 21975.015Event: 07/12/2012Employee Is Electrocuted When Hand Comes In Contact With Liv
At 4:45 p.m. on July 12, 2012, an employee and a coworker were working in an ele vated scissor lift. The employee was trying to lift and maneuver an 8 inch wide, 20 ft long channel steel beam into place. A portion of the steel beam had been supported by the backrest of a forklift truck operated by the president of the c ompany. The employee and the coworker were elevated close to the ceiling. In t he area where the employee and the coworker were working, was a pre-existing bro ken light fixture, which had exposed live electrical wires that ran to a suspend ed electrical metal conduit. The coworker in a separate scissor lift was also li fting and sliding the same 20 ft steel beam as directed by the employee. The em ployee was pulling the steel beam over the suspended electrical metal conduit, w hen his left hand came in contact with pre-existing exposed live wires that ran from a broken light fixture to the suspended electrical metal conduit. The empl oyee came in contact with the exposed live wires and was electrocuted.
Keywords: aerial lift, electrical, electrocuted, elevated work platform, industrial truck, steel erection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 523318.015 Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker

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