Inspection: 309414100 - Sunesis Construction Co.
Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati
Sunesis Construction Co.
330 Muntz St.
Hillsboro, OH 45133
2610 Crescentville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: Y
Close Conference: 02/13/2006
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||19260251 A02||02/16/2006||03/15/2006||$3,500||$3,500||$0||03/16/2006||F - Formal Settlement|
|2.||01002||Serious||19260251 A04||02/16/2006||03/15/2006||$500||$1,750||$0||03/16/2006||F - Formal Settlement|
|3.||01003||Serious||19260251 B01||02/16/2006||03/15/2006||$500||$3,500||$0||03/16/2006||F - Formal Settlement|
|4.||01004||Serious||19260251 B06 I||02/16/2006||03/15/2006||$500||$3,500||$0||03/16/2006||F - Formal Settlement|
|5.||01005||Serious||19260251 B06 II||02/16/2006||03/15/2006||$500||$3,500||$0||03/16/2006||F - Formal Settlement|
|6.||02001A||Unclass||19260652 A01||02/16/2006||03/15/2006||$45,000||$56,000||$0||03/16/2006||F - Formal Settlement|
|7.||02001B||Unclass||19260652 E01 II||02/16/2006||03/15/2006||$0||$0||$0||03/16/2006||F - Formal Settlement|
On October 17, 2005, an excavating company was using a Kebelco 480 excavator to set in place a steel trench shield panel (10-ft-wide by 24-ft-long by 8-in.-thick) as an end plate for the trench box system in a 24-ft-deep excavation. The employer had not determined the weight of the shield and had no information about the capacity of the 0.375-in. chain that was utilized to lift the shield. The operator lifted the shield with the chain attached at one point on the excavator, and the other end attached to one point in the center of the shield. The operator then carried the shield down a 9 degree slope and stopped near the excavation. While swinging the shield to position it, the chain broke. The shield then struck Employee #1, who was working near the excavation. He was killed.
Keywords:chain, excavation, trench box, installing, overloaded, suspended load, trench, excavator, falling object
|1||309414100||Fatality||Other||Construction trades, n.e.c.|