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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1288571.015 - Michael Maceachern

Inspection Information - Office: Boston North


Inspection Nr: 1288571.015
Report ID: 0134000
Date Opened: 01/18/2018

Site Address:
Michael Maceachern
23 Nashua Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930

Mailing Address:
14 Laurel Lane, Essex, MA 01929

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/18/2018


Case Closed: 08/28/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1301617 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,880 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,880
Current Penalty $3,492 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,492
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 07/17/2018 08/31/2018 $3,492 $3,880 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 102318.015
Event: 01/18/2018
Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between An I-Beam And Excava

At 9:30 a.m. in January 18, 2018, Employee #1 was assigned to use a Toro compact backhoe (model number: 23163) to begin the excavation of a basement at a reside ntial property. The employee was working alone, while his coworker and owner wh ere in route to the jobsite. As Employee #1 was digging in the north corner of t he basement, he became caught between the backhoe and an I-beams that had been s upporting the house. Employee #1's upper torso and neck were crushed, resulting in his death.

Keywords:backhoe, crushed, neck, torso

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1288571.015 Fatality
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