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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125377341 - Fairfield Contractors Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 125377341Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 10/04/1996

Fairfield Contractors Inc.
(Buckingham Subdivision) U. S. 231 & Buckingham Dr
Lafayette, IN 47905
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Attn Paul Kirkpatrick 3481 Concord Road, Lafayette, IN 47903

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/06/1996
Close Case:01/30/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361310055    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations 3 3 6
Initial Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
Current Penalty $5,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260251 A04 01/07/1997 01/11/1997 $1,875 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260651 E 01/07/1997 01/11/1997 $1,875 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260651 K02 01/07/1997 01/11/1997 $1,875 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19260404 F06 01/07/1997 01/13/1997 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02002 Other 19260602 A02 I 01/07/1997 01/11/1997 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02003 Other 19260602 A09 I 01/07/1997 01/11/1997 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170385967Event: 10/03/1996Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Manhole Section
Employee #1 was in a manhole excavation where a concrete manhole was being installed. He was standing on the base, preparing to line up and land the concrete manhole section on top of the base section. The manhole section had been raised and it was positioned directly over him when the lifting device accidentally released. The manhole section fell and struck Employee #1 on his left side. He sustained multiple injuries, including damage to his heart, liver, and lungs. Employee #1 was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Keywords: heart, lung, installing, unsecured, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125377341 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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