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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304040462 - Lauring Construction Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Springfield


Inspection Nr: 304040462
Report ID: 0112600
Date Opened: 03/21/2001

Site Address:
Lauring Construction Company, Inc.
10 H. Putnam Road Ext.
Charlton, MA 01507

Mailing Address:
23 Brigham Road, Worcester, MA 01609

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/25/2001

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Construction, S:Construction Fatalities

Case Closed: 07/17/2003

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100690213
Referral 200693919 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $17,000 $0 $0 $0 $17,000
Current Penalty $0 $17,000 $0 $0 $0 $17,000
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 Willful 19260501 A02 05/18/2001 05/24/2001 $8,500 $8,500 $0 06/07/2001 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Willful 19260501 B01 05/18/2001 05/24/2001 $8,500 $8,500 $0 06/07/2001 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200690402
Event: 03/20/2001
Employee Killed In Fall From Makeshift Work Platform

Employee #1, a plasterer, was working in the steeple area of a church making repairs to the previous plastering job. He was standing on a makeshift work platform of two planks across the steel railings that enclosed the open space of the steeple. Upon the two planks Employee #1 placed a 4-foot by 8-foot sheet of plywood and set an 8-foot stepladder on the plywood. Employee #1 was working from the ladder when the planks and the plywood work platform dislodged. Employee #1 fell approximately 32 feet to the concrete floor, receiving fatal injuries.

Keywords:planking, fracture, stepladder, fall, work platform

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304040462 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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