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Inspection: 112883178 - J.W. Bradway Construction Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Springfield

Nr: 112883178Report ID: 0112600Open Date: 11/07/1996

J.W. Bradway Construction Co., Inc.
396 West Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/1996
Close Case:10/04/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360387930    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 3 10
Current Violations 7 3 10
Initial Penalty $12,510 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,510
Current Penalty $6,255 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,255
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100177 C01 01/17/1997 01/23/1997 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100177 D02 01/17/1997 01/21/1997 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100177 D05 01/17/1997 01/21/1997 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100177 G 01/17/1997 01/21/1997 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100177 G03 01/17/1997 01/21/1997 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100177 G12 01/17/1997 01/23/1997 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100254 D09 III 01/17/1997 01/23/1997 $255 $510 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02001 Other 19040002 A 01/17/1997 01/22/1997 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02002 Other 19101200 E01 01/17/1997 03/27/1997 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  10. 02003 Other 19101200 G01 01/17/1997 01/22/1997 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 937060Event: 11/07/1996One Employee Killed, One Injured By Tire Rim
Employee #1 was attempting to set the bead of a truck tire onto a single piece rim. First he sprayed instant starting fluid into the tire, lit the ether with a welding torch, and tried to set the bead onto the rim by creating an explosion. When this failed, he used Murphy's tire soap to set the tire on the rim, and this seemed to work. When Employee #1 checked for leaks he thought there was a crack in the rim and he welded a small section of it while the tire was inflated to approximately 110 psi. This did not solve the problem, so he placed the air-chuck on the rim's valve stem to release the air. According to a witness, there was a loud boom within seconds of this action. Employee #1 was struck by the rim and died of head injuries. Employee #2 was thrown against a wall and sustained some hearing loss.
Keywords: single piece rim, work rules, construction, explosion, hearing loss, restraining device, struck by, flying object, tire rim
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112883178 Fatality Strain/Sprain Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
2 112883178 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Truck drivers, heavy

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