Inspection: 309118792 - Kruckenberg Service Co., Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 1
Kruckenberg Service Co., Inc.
Int. Of Lafayette Blvd. & Morningside Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
80 Buttgens Lane, Stafford, VA 22554
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 12/15/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||ELEC040801||12/14/2005||12/22/2005||$3,500||$7,000||$0||01/05/2006||Y - State Decision|
|2.||01002||Serious||19260501 B06||12/14/2005||12/22/2005||$313||$625||$0||01/05/2006||Y - State Decision|
|3.||01003||Serious||19260651 E||12/14/2005||12/22/2005||$3,500||$7,000||$0||01/05/2006||Y - State Decision|
|4.||01004||Serious||19261053 A27||12/14/2005||12/22/2005||$313||$625||$0||01/05/2006||Y - State Decision|
|5.||02001A||Repeat||ELEC0409 A01||12/14/2005||12/22/2005||$2,600||$4,000||$0||01/05/2006||Y - State Decision|
|6.||02001B||Repeat||ELEC0409 A02||12/14/2005||12/22/2005||$0||$0||$0||01/05/2006||Y - State Decision|
|7.||02002||Repeat||19260652 A01||12/14/2005||12/22/2005||$2,600||$4,000||$0||01/05/2006||Y - State Decision|
At approximately 5:15 p.m. on June 24, 2005, an employee along with coworkers of a sub contractor, were setting a 4-ft inside diameter by 4-ft high manhole section in a trench or excavation approximately 16 ft 6 in.-long, 10 ft 11 in.-wide by 14 ft 10 in.-deep. The manhole ring had been rigged with 2-lifting pins, one on both side and a chain and was hoisted into the trench or excavation with a Kamatsu PC150 LC track excavator. The ring had been lowered to the bottom and it was determined that the bottom grade needed to be lowered to allow the pipe to fit the opening in the manhole section. The employee lifted the section approximately 15 ft. above the bottom of the trench or excavation when the chain slipped off one of the lifting pins allowing the concrete section to fall striking the employee and two other coworkers. The employee was killed.
Keywords:excavation, head, amputated, hoisting mechanism, excavator, struck by, falling object