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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126589514 - Magnus Trucking And Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 126589514
Report ID: 0552700
Open Date: 11/21/1997

Site Address:
Magnus Trucking And Construction
210 Nw 5th St
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/26/1997


Close Case:07/23/1999

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360240691
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800
Current Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19260850 B 01/30/1998 02/04/1998 $1,300 $1,800 $0 02/05/1998 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 813949
Event: 11/20/1997
Employee Crushed And Killed When Structure Collapses

At approximately 3:15 p.m. on November 20, 1997, Employee #1 and a coworker were working on the second floor of a three-story concrete/masonry building undergoing complete demolition. Their task was to use hand tools to remove rubber from a room off the central hallway. The rubber was there from previous mechanical demolition efforts using two large backhoes to break out window units and outer walls. The mechanical demolition had ceased over an hour before, and no other hand work was being done that would have affected the stability of structure. The coworker had gone to the first floor to get a tool for breaking up the window frames when the roof, the third-floor masonry ceiling, and the ceiling of the second floor collapsed into the room occupied by Employee #1. He was crushed and killed under tons of masonry, steel, and wood rubble. Two witnesses confirmed that Employee #1 was clearly visible at the window opening and had been talking with one of them when the building collapsed; both stated that Employee #1 had no chance to escape.

Keywords:roof collapse, demolition, building, building collapse, crushed, struck by, buried, falling object

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126589514 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
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