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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 109098.015 - Heneghan Wrecking Company

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 109098.015Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 11/16/2011

Heneghan Wrecking Company
9-11 E. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60619
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 1321 West Concord Place, Chicago, IL 60622

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/17/2011
Close Case:04/24/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,620 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,620
Current Penalty $4,620 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,620
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260859 G 03/26/2012 03/27/2012 $4,620 $4,620 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 3988.015Event: 11/16/2011Employee Is Struck By Falling Concrete And Killed
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on November 16, 2011, Employee #1 used an oxygen/propane torch fitted with a four foot handle to cut two pieces of rebar in a concrete beam. There were a total of four pieces of rebar encased in the beam. The beam was located approximately ten feet above the floor. Employee #2 had exposed the rebar using a Bobcat excavator model #E45M with a breaker attachment manufactured by Atlas Copco Construction Tools, model number RX8. Employee #2 signaled for Employee #1 to exit the area using hand signals and sounding the horn on the excavator. Employee #1 then began to back away from the area. When Employee #2 turned around he saw Employee #1 go back to the area in which he had been previously cutting. The concrete beam on the south wall then fell, striking Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Keywords: structural collapse, compressed gas, falling object, demolition, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109098.015 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers

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