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Inspection: 102928439 - Keystone Masonry Company

Inspection Information - Office: Allentown

Nr: 102928439Report ID: 0317900Open Date: 04/04/1991

Keystone Masonry Company
Cleaver Road & Swinehart Road
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1741/Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work
Mailing: 495 White Horse Road, Gap, PA 17527

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/04/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/16/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901057497 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260059 E01 06/10/1991 07/10/1991 $300 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260059 G01 06/10/1991 07/24/1991 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19260059 H 06/10/1991 07/24/1991 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01001D Serious 19260021 B02 06/10/1991 07/24/1991 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01002 Serious 19260706 B 06/10/1991 06/13/1991 $600 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001 Other 19260152 A01 06/10/1991 06/13/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14257976Event: 04/04/1991Three Employees Injured In Fall When Wall Collapsed
Employees #1 and #2, both masons, were on a scaffold laying the last course of concrete blocks on a 40 ft long by 15 ft high interior wall of a two-story townhouse. Employee #3, a mason tender, was passing blocks to Employees #1 and #2. A strong gust of wind blew the block wall onto the scaffold. As the wall and scaffold collapsed, the additional weight caused the first and second floors of the townhouse to also collapse. All three employees fell with the debris, landing in the basement. Employees #1 and #2 sustained compound fractures and were hospitalized. Employee #3 broke his nose.
Keywords: concrete block, fracture, high wind, collapse, building collapse, construction, nose, scaffold collapse, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102928439 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 102928439 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 102928439 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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