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Inspection: 108776709 - Expert Masonry

Inspection Information - Office: Concord

Nr: 108776709Report ID: 0111700Open Date: 11/30/1994

Expert Masonry
187 Boynton Street
Manchester, NH 30102
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1741/Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work
Mailing: 19 Meadow Lane, Goffstown, NH 03045

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/07/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/13/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360390850    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 3 11
Current Violations 8 3 11
Initial Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,750
Current Penalty $3,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B01 12/08/1994 01/10/1995 $375 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 12/08/1994 01/10/1995 $375 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260404 B01 I 12/08/1994 12/14/1994 $375 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260404 F06 12/08/1994 12/14/1994 $375 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260405 G02 IV 12/08/1994 12/14/1994 $375 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19260416 E01 12/08/1994 12/14/1994 $375 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19260651 I02 12/08/1994 12/13/1994 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19260651 K01 12/08/1994 12/13/1994 $375 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02001 Other 19260059 E01 12/08/1994 01/10/1995 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 02002 Other 19260059 G08 12/08/1994 01/10/1995 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 02003 Other 19260059 H 12/08/1994 01/10/1995 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14529630Event: 11/30/1994Employee Dies Under Weight Of Falling Concrete Wall
On November 30, 1994, Employee #1 was digging a trench 3 ft deep by 1 ft wide along the base of a cracked and leaning concrete retaining wall. According to witnesses, the wall was leaning about 11 to 30 degrees from the vertical. The trench was 18 to 24 in. from the base of the wall, which had no footing. The wall collapsed onto the employee, crushing him from the neck down. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The section that fell onto the employee averaged over 10 ft long by 4 1/2 ft high and about 10 in. thick. Assuming 150 pounds per cubic foot, the section weighed about 5,600 lb.
Keywords: footings, wall, construction, crushed, falling object, concrete, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108776709 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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