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Inspection: 1496207.015 - Gulf Shore Erectors, Llc
Inspection Information - Office: Houston North
Gulf Shore Erectors, Llc
990 Town And Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024
44855 Old Houston Hwy., Hempstead, TX 77445
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 10/05/2020
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||02/25/2021||04/13/2021||$10,513||$10,513||$0||03/24/2021||C - Contested|
|2.||01002||Serious||19260251 A06||02/25/2021||03/16/2021||$10,513||$10,513||$0||03/24/2021||C - Contested|
|3.||01003||Serious||19260502 D15||02/25/2021||03/16/2021||$10,513||$10,513||$0||03/24/2021||C - Contested|
|4.||01004||Serious||19260704 D||02/25/2021||03/16/2021||$10,513||$10,513||$0||03/24/2021||C - Contested|
|5.||01005||Serious||19260704 E||02/25/2021||03/16/2021||$10,513||$10,513||$0||03/24/2021||C - Contested|
At 1:30 p.m. on October 5, 2020, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a precast concrete and structural steel company, were installing precast concrete stairs for a new 15-story commercial building, a multi-employer construction project. They were on the 13th and 14th floors and adjusting the stairs for proper elevat ion. The employees were using a 20-foot webbed sling and two 3-ton chain hoists . The stairs below the 13th floor had been installed, including necessary weldi ng. The stairs on the 13th and 14th floors were not yet welded or secured. The employees were in the process of adjusting the stairs for proper elevation when the 14th floor staircase collapsed and hit the 13th floor. This caused all of the stairs directly below to collapse as well. The three employees, who were ti ed off to the staircases, were pulled down with the collapsing concrete, which h ad a total weight of approximately 75,000 pounds. The employees and concrete fe ll down the staircase shaft, a fall height of approximately 150 feet. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were all killed.
Keywords:blunt force trauma, concrete, construction, fall, fall protection, installing, precast, rigging, sling, stair, structural collapse, tie-off, unsecured, welding
|1||1496207.015||Fatality||Welders and cutters|
|2||1496207.015||Fatality||Welders and cutters|
|3||1496207.015||Fatality||Welders and cutters|