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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1503885.015 - Howard Construction Building Movers, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Concord


Inspection Nr: 1503885.015
Report ID: 0111700
Open Date: 11/24/2020

Site Address:
Howard Construction Building Movers, Llc
226 Route 103a
Newbury, NH 03255

Mailing Address:
153 Carter Brook Road, Springfield, NH 03284

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/24/2020


Close Case:07/30/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1693824
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,267 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,267
Current Penalty $5,267 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,267
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 19260100 A 04/05/2021 $2,341 $2,341 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260251 B01 04/05/2021 04/29/2021 $2,926 $2,926 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131307.015
Event: 11/24/2020
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Excavator Bucket

At 2:45 p.m. on November 24, 2020, Employee #1, a Laborer employed by a small co nstruction company and a coworker, the company's owner, were building a new sing le family home. Employee #1 and the owner, the only persons at the site, were i n the process of moving precast concrete blocks into position to make a level pa d for the excavator to sit on. According to the owner's subsequent statement, h e was in the excavator and operating it to move the concrete blocks, which each measured 6 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet and weighed approximately 5,400 pounds, whil e Employee #1 was rigging up the blocks. Neither was wearing head protection. According to the owner, he became distracted and inadvertently hit the excavator 's swing lever, causing the excavator's arm to swing. The excavator's bucket, a ttached to the end of the arm, struck Employee #1's chest. Employee #1 sustaine d blunt force crushing injuries to his chest and was killed.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, bucket , chest, concrete, crushed, dismantling, distracted driving, equipment operator, excavator, ppe, precast, residential construction, rigging, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1503885.015 Fatality Construction laborers
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