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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123294472 - Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 123294472Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 06/16/1997

Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc.
Broadway And Washington Ave
North Branford, CT 06743
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 200 North Branford Road, Branford, CT 06405

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/16/1997
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:07/21/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral201520178 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,000 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19260651 A 06/26/1997 07/01/1997 $3,000 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Other 19260652 A02 06/26/1997 07/01/1997 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201520129Event: 06/16/1997Employee In Trench Injured By Falling Concrete Curb
A construction laborer working on an underground power line project was in a trench. The trench was less than 1.2 meters deep. A concrete curb was located about 450 millimeters from the trench. The supervisor on the job recognized the potential for cave-in and had the curb braced with two by fours. One end of a stud was braced behind the back of the curb and the other end was braced to an existing concrete structure in the trench (probably the concrete cap poured over the existing gas utility). The backhoe operator saw the employee in the trench and turned his head to dump his bucket of soil. When the backhoe operator looked back, the curb was on top of the laborer's legs. He sustained bilateral leg fractures. By the time emergency medical services arrived, the curbing had been lifted from the injured employee's legs by the backhoe and chain. The laborer was hospitalized for 3 days for his injuries.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, trench, elec utility work, shoring, struck by, bracing, falling object, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123294472 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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