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Inspection: 1279363.015 - 136490 - Eastern Constructors Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 1279363.015Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 11/26/2017

136490 - Eastern Constructors Incorporated
3725 Westinghouse Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28273
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 38004 Cornerview Road, Geismar, LA 70734

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/21/2018
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $20,100
Current Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $20,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260757 B01 05/21/2018 06/04/2018 $6,300 $6,300 $0 06/06/2018 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19260757 C01 05/21/2018 06/04/2018 $0 $0 $0 06/06/2018 -
  3. 01002A Serious 19260757 D01 I 05/21/2018 06/04/2018 $6,300 $6,300 $0 06/06/2018 -
  4. 01002B Serious 19260757 E04 05/21/2018 06/04/2018 $0 $0 $0 06/06/2018 -
  5. 01003 Serious 19260761 C02 II 05/21/2018 06/04/2018 $6,300 $6,300 $0 06/06/2018 -
  6. 02001 Other 19260503 B01 05/21/2018 06/04/2018 $1,200 $1,200 $0 06/06/2018 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101209.015Event: 11/26/2017One Employee Is Killed And One Injured When Bar Joist Collap
On November 26, 2017, Employee #1 and #2 were installing bar joists during the process of steel erection of the roof of the distribution center. The employees were connectors, and had installed two columns, two girder joists, and sixteen bar joists to complete two roof sections, referred to as bays. After installing the bar joists, four bundles of metal roof decking were lifted by the crane and placed perpendicular across the bar joists with two bundles per bay. A coworker was responsible for installing diagonal bridging per the design drawing. The coworker had not installed the diagonal bridging prior to the four bundles of metal decking being placed on top of the bar. Employee #1, who was responsible for welding the bar joist to the metal seat imbedded in the concrete tilt wall, had only welded on one side of the bar joist instead of both sides. The combination of the lack of diagonal bridging and lack of fillet welds being installed on both sides of the bar joist connected to the concrete tilt-up wall caused the bar joist to shift and roll from the weight of the bundles of metal decking being placed on them. The bar joist collapsed, killing Employee #1 and injuring Employee #2. It was also noted that there was a lack of certified fall protection training for employees working at or above six feet.
Keywords: steel erection, fall protection, metal bar, joist, fall, collapse
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1279363.015 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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