Inspection: 304810393 - Fiore Construction, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Tampa
Fiore Construction, Inc.
1431 Jumana Loop
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
284 S. Moon Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 03/13/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Flcare, S:Construction, S:Construction Fatalities
Case Closed: 09/17/2002
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19260025 A||03/13/2002||03/25/2002||$735||$1,050||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||01002||Serious||19260405 A02 III||03/13/2002||03/25/2002||$980||$1,400||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|3.||01003||Serious||19260451 G01||03/13/2002||03/25/2002||$3,430||$4,900||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|4.||01004||Serious||19261052 C01||03/13/2002||03/25/2002||$980||$1,400||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
On November 1, 2001, Employee #1, a superintendent at a residential construction site, and a coworker, were on a 10.5-ft-tall, job-built wooden work platform, pouring and vibrating concrete into a form at the west wall of the structure. The coworker was holding the vibrating machine and Employee #1 was vibrating the concrete when, without warning, Employee #1's knees buckled. He dropped to the floor of the platform and then fell backwards off the platform and onto the concrete floor. His head struck the floor as he landed and he suffered a fractured skull. Employee #1 was killed. Subsequent investigation determined that the concrete vibrator was operating properly, ruling out electric shock as a cause for the fall. Apparently, Employee #1, who had a history of cardiac problems, was not feeling very well that day and was coughing more than usual. The work platform was not equipped with standard railings and neither Employee #1 nor the coworker was using any form of fall protection.
Keywords:cardiovasc system, fracture, head, guardrail, work rules, construction, skull, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat
|1||304810393||Fatality||Other||Occupation not reported|