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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1215425 - Westside Wrecking And Salvage Co

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 1215425Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 05/21/1984

Westside Wrecking And Salvage Co
235 Habersham Street Old County Jail
Savannah, GA 31401
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
Mailing: 2432 Ogeechee Road, Savannah, GA 31401

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/21/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:03/16/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral900532979 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 5 7
Current Violations 2 5 7
Initial Penalty $440 $0 $0 $0 $0 $440
Current Penalty $340 $0 $0 $0 $0 $340
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260028 A 06/19/1984 06/22/1984 $180 $280 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01002 Serious 19260102 A01 06/19/1984 06/28/1984 $160 $160 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19260350 A09 06/19/1984 06/22/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other 19260450 B12 06/19/1984 06/28/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02003 Other 19260500 B01 06/19/1984 06/28/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02004 Other 19260501 K 06/19/1984 06/28/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02005 Other 19260850 A 06/19/1984 06/28/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14348114Event: 05/21/1984Employee Suffers Multiple Fractures In Fall From Flat Roof
On May 18, 1984, Employee #1 and four coworkers were working on the demolition of the old Chatham County Jail. They had been assigned to remove scrap metal from the fourth floor of the building, which was to be converted into apartments. The scrap was sections of jail cells that had been cut into small pieces. Two workers would pass the scrap metal sections outside through a window to a flat roof section of the fourth floor. Employee #1 and a coworker would stand near the edge of the roof and together toss a section of scrap metal to a scrap heap on the ground. Employee #1 fell approximately 32 feet from the roof to the concrete. He sustained a fractured sternum, fractured ribs, a fractured wrist, a fractured collarbone and a fractured pelvis, and was hospitalized. There was no fall protection for the employees. There were no safety belts and lanyards or hand rails or trash chutes with rails.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, roof, demolition, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1215425 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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