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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 979641.015 - Worldwide Construction & Restoration, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

Nr: 979641.015Report ID: 0418800Open Date: 06/05/2014

Worldwide Construction & Restoration, Inc
305-315 69th Streetnull
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238390/Other Building Finishing Contractors
Mailing: 6521 Sw 36th Streetnull, Miami, FL 33155

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/15/2014
Emphasis: L:OhpwrlneClose Case:05/28/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral892465 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $12,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,900
Current Penalty $9,030 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,030
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260100 A 11/28/2014 $1,960 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260403 B02 11/28/2014 $1,120 $1,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260416 A01 11/28/2014 $3,430 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260416 E01 11/28/2014 $1,120 $1,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260453 B02 V 11/28/2014 $1,400 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 63009.015Event: 06/07/2014Employee Contacts Power Line With Aerial Lift And Is Killed
At 5:00 a.m. on June 7, 2017, two employees were working from the basket of an a eral lift on the west side of an existing building applying a self adhesive plas tic film to the outside of windows and frames to protect them when the building was painted once prepared. The highest elevation that the employees needed to ac cess was approximatly 21 feet (roof edge) above a lower level. There were overhe ad power and communication lines running parallel to the building where the thre e lowest wires near the work area were Telephone at 19 feet, Cable TV at 19 feet 10 1/2 inches, and a Neutral (ground) wire at 23 feet 7 3/4 inches above the gr ound and all three were approximately 5 feet 6 inches away from the building. Th e two highest wires were high voltage (7,620 volts) which were approximately 36 feet 2 inches above ground level and not accessible when working between the com muinication wires and building while under the building soffit which overhung th e work area. At some point the employees lowered the lift enough to go under the communication wires, moved away from the building, then elevated the lift baske t and themselves to the height of the powerlines where one empoloyee made contac t with what seems to be the side of his head causing the basket and lift to also become energized shocking and injuriing the second employee occupying the baske t. The employees were both transported to and admitted into a local hospital. On 06/07/2014 one of the employees passed away at the hospital due to his injuries . The other employee sustained shock and burns to the head and hands.
Keywords: aerial lift, power lines
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 979641.015 Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c.

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