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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103628111 - Trac-Work, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas


Inspection Nr: 103628111
Report ID: 0626300
Date Opened: 12/04/2001

Site Address:
Trac-Work, Inc.
2441 Forest
Garland, TX 75042

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1338, Ennis, TX 75120

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/15/2002

Emphasis: S:Construction, S:Construction Fatalities

Case Closed: 03/15/2002

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100782028

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200782191
Event: 12/03/2001
Employee Killed When Struck By Piece Of Broken Sledgehammer

During the removal of railroad rails for the purpose of refurbishing the tracks and ties Employee #1 was struck by a 1-cm by 0.5-cm shard of a fractured sledgehammer head. The sledgehammer head produced the single shard when it struck a punch that was being used to drive a heal filler bolt from the rail; heal filler block and joint bar. The shard struck and entered the anterior of Employee #1's neck. Upon entry the shard penetrated to a depth of 4 in. perforating the right carotid, left carotid, and left subclavian arteries; left pleural cavity; and the apex of the left lung. Employee #1 was wearing the customary and usual personal protective equipment, safety glasses, hardhat, leather gloves and steel toe boots. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords:lung, demolition, construction, neck, railroad track, struck by, artery, hand tool, railroad, puncture

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103628111 Fatality Puncture Construction laborers
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