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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126589514 - Magnus Trucking And Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 126589514Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 11/21/1997

Magnus Trucking And Construction
210 Nw 5th St
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4212/Local Trucking Without Storage

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/26/1997
Close Case:07/23/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800
Current Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260850 B 01/30/1998 02/04/1998 $1,300 $1,800 $0 02/05/1998 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 813949Event: 11/20/1997Employee Crushed And Killed When Structure Collapses
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on November 20, 1997, Employee #1 and a coworker were working on the second floor of a three-story concrete/masonry building undergoing complete demolition. Their task was to use hand tools to remove rubber from a room off the central hallway. The rubber was there from previous mechanical demolition efforts using two large backhoes to break out window units and outer walls. The mechanical demolition had ceased over an hour before, and no other hand work was being done that would have affected the stability of structure. The coworker had gone to the first floor to get a tool for breaking up the window frames when the roof, the third-floor masonry ceiling, and the ceiling of the second floor collapsed into the room occupied by Employee #1. He was crushed and killed under tons of masonry, steel, and wood rubble. Two witnesses confirmed that Employee #1 was clearly visible at the window opening and had been talking with one of them when the building collapsed; both stated that Employee #1 had no chance to escape.
Keywords: roof collapse, demolition, building, building collapse, crushed, struck by, buried, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126589514 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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