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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 109172767 - G. Lopes Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: South Boston

Nr: 109172767Report ID: 0111400Open Date: 12/11/1995

G. Lopes Construction Company
1500 South Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: 565 Winthrop Street, Taunton, MA 02788

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/16/1996
Emphasis: L:TrenchClose Case:11/15/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901479790 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260651 B02 01/12/1996 01/18/1996 $2,000 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170111215Event: 12/11/1995Employee'S Bulldozer Ruptures Gas Transmission Line
Employee #1 was operating a Caterpillar D-8 bulldozer with a rear ripper attachment, which is used to loosen ground frost, when the ripper struck a buried, 16 in. high pressure natural gas transmission line, pressurized with 600 to 800 lb of pressure. The collision caused the pipe to rupture, releasing natural gas. The employee, who was thrown about the cab of the machine, was treated and released from a local hospital.
Keywords: struck against, construction, natural gas, rupture, high pressure pipe, bulldozer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109172767 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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