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Inspection: 106742257 - Graveley Bros. Roofing Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Marlton

Nr: 106742257Report ID: 0213900Open Date: 05/05/1994

Graveley Bros. Roofing Inc.
Holt Cargo, Warehouse #7a
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1761/Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work
Mailing: 808 No. 26th St., Philadelphia, PA 19130

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/15/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/12/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361817984    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 7
Current Violations 6 1 7
Initial Penalty $13,500 $0 $3,000 $0 $0 $16,500
Current Penalty $13,500 $0 $3,000 $0 $0 $16,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 09/19/1994 09/22/1994 $3,000 $3,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260100 A 09/19/1994 09/22/1994 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19260404 B01 I 09/19/1994 09/22/1994 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19260404 F06 09/19/1994 09/22/1994 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19260500 G01 09/19/1994 09/22/1994 $3,000 $3,000 $0 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19260850 A 09/19/1994 09/22/1994 $3,000 $3,000 $0 -
  7. 02001 Repeat 19260500 G05 09/19/1994 09/22/1994 $3,000 $3,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 633776Event: 05/05/1994Four Employees Hospitalized After Roof Collapse
On May 5, 1994, Employees #1 through #4 and nineteen other roofers were removing a rubber roof over a previously refrigerated 68,000 square ft portion of a warehouse. The roof was 31 ft high and positioned directly over a concrete floor in a structural steel building constructed of solid web girders and open web bar joists. On the previous two work days the foreman had directed that ballast stone be moved into large piles at various locations on the roof by wheelbarrows and motorized plows. The stone was to be downloaded later through holes cut in the roof in the center of the stone piles. It would then go by way of chutes to a dump truck. That day the foreman directed Employees #1 through #4 and ten coworkers to go to one of the stone piles and start loading the stone into a chute. As the employees started shoveling and using a motorized plow, the entire 40 ft by 40 ft bay collapsed. Thirteen of the 14 employees who fell through the roof opening were taken to 3 area hospitals. Employees #1 through #4 were admitted for treatment. The roof was rated at 30 psi live load and was overloaded at the spot where the accident occurred.
Keywords: roof collapse, dismantling, overloaded, construction, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106742257 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 106742257 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 106742257 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
4 106742257 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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