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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1137705.015 - Omega Demolition Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 1137705.015Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 04/05/2016

Omega Demolition Corp.
I-90 & Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 31w566 Spaulding Rd., Elgin, IL 60120

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2016
Emphasis: N:SvepClose Case:09/27/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $124,709 $0 $0 $0 $124,709
Current Penalty $0 $28,500 $0 $0 $0 $28,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 19260858 D 10/03/2016 10/07/2016 $28,500 $124,709 $0 10/28/2016 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 84217.015Event: 04/05/2016One Employee Is Killed, Three Employees Are Injured In A Bri
At 2:45 a.m. on April 5, 2016, employees were working from two aerial lifts torch cutting the diaphragms connecting two 181 foot long bridge girders. One girder (girder #1) was supported by two cranes, while the other girder (girder #2) was supported by an "assist" crane. The intent was to cut girder #1 into two pieces and remove it while the "assist" crane stabilized girder #2 until the other two cranes could return and connect to girder #2. While torch cutting the diaphragms connecting the two girders, the employees were working from aerial lifts below the girders. When the last two diaphragms were being cut, girder #2 collapsed, striking the aerial lifts and employees working in them. One of the employees working in the aerial lifts was killed while the other three employees were treated and released from the hospital.
Keywords: structural collapse, bridge, collapse, demolition, falling object, crane, aerial lift, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1137705.015 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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