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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1246819.015 - Schnabel Foundation Company

Inspection Information - Office: North Boston

Nr: 1246819.015Report ID: 0134000Open Date: 07/11/2017

Schnabel Foundation Company
45 Pleasant Streetnull
Woburn, MA 01801
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238110/Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Mailing: 45240 Business Ct.#250, Sterling, VA 20166

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/28/2017
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:01/16/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1247017 Yes  
 Inspection1247013 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $15,934 $196,462 $0 $0 $0 $212,396
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $196,462 $196,462
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260405 A02 II I 12/29/2017 $7,967 $7,967 $0 01/18/2018 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260416 E01 12/29/2017 $7,967 $7,967 $0 01/18/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001A Unclass 19260651 I02 12/29/2017 $196,462 $126,749 $0 01/18/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001B Unclass 19260021 B02 12/29/2017 12/02/2019 $0 $69,713 $0 01/18/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97129.015Event: 07/12/2017Employee Is Struck By Falling Rock And Is Killed
At 11:30 a.m. on July 11, 2017, employees were excavating under the foundation i n the location of Pit #6. Employees began hand digging this pit as they did with the previous pit. Traditional shovels were utilized along with an electric impa ct hammer to loosen the earth. During this process, a coworker was observing the employee excavate the last stages of the pit when a large rock that formed part of the foundation and which was located on the ceiling of the area that was exc avated, dislodged. That large rock from the foundation crushed and killed the em ployee. During the course of the investigation, no posts or other supports were observed in the excavation pit to stabilize the large rocks, which are part of t he foundation.
Keywords: crushing, falling object, struck by, structural collapse
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1246819.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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