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Inspection: 309414100 - Sunesis Construction Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati

 

Inspection Nr: 309414100
Report ID: 0522000
Open Date: 10/18/2005

Site Address:
Sunesis Construction Co.
330 Muntz St.
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Mailing Address:
2610 Crescentville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:1611

NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/13/2006

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis: N:Trench

Close Case:07/16/2007


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101961472
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 5 1 6
Initial Penalty $15,750 $56,000 $0 $0 $0 $71,750
Current Penalty $5,500 $0 $0 $0 $45,000 $50,500
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 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201954351
Event: 10/17/2005
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Trench Shield

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309414100 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
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