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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 105928568 - Stevens Painton Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 105928568Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 05/18/1990

Stevens Painton Corp.
Old Campbell Rd., Gate #5
Cleveland, OH 44105
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 14470 York Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/12/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/12/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360683387    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
Current Penalty $650 $0 $0 $0 $0 $650
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/06/1990 11/15/1990 $650 $1,000 $0 11/16/1990 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14369292Event: 05/16/1990Employee Struck And Killed By Swinging Twisting Leads
Employee #1 was one of four pile drivers working with a crane rig, boom hammer, and leads. They were using a Lima 80T crawler tractor crane, #3284, 700 HC to drive 30 ft long, 10 in. by 1/2 in. I-beams into an excavation that was 53 in. deep by 15 ft wide by 31 ft long. Rainwater in the pit was causing the leads to set incorrectly. The water was forcing the leads and plate to walk (move) toward the back (north) side of the excavation. The chain/binder was removed from the leads and the pile drivers prior to moving (walking) the crane rig in (northward) to set up the pile hammer and boom correctly for continued vertical driving. The pile drivers and the foreman were to hold the leads steady. At that time, apparently, the hammer came down on the pile and struck it at an angle. This caused the lower leads to swing and twist out and around and strike Employee #1 in the upper front leg area. He sustained crushing injuries to his lower extremities and died.
Keywords: pile leads, pile driver, unsecured, construction, trench, crushed, struck by, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105928568 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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