Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).
Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 545618.015 - Colors Construction Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale
Report ID: 0418800
Open Date: 07/26/2012
Colors Construction Inc.
4750 Conference Way South Boca Raton, FL 33431
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
One Employee Killed, One Injured When A Boom Collapses
At 9:15 a.m. on July 26, 2012, two employees performing painting work in an aeri al lift. The two employees were trying to remove a plate with the use of a crow bar from a building overhang. Two of the plates were easily removed and the thi rd was not. While attempting to pry loose the plate, the employees were catapul ted from the basket and fell approximately 28 feet. One of the employees died fr om the injuries he suffered when he hit the ground.
boom, boom truck, collapse, fall, fall protection, falling object
You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.
The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.