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Inspection: 1298471.015 - W.S. Steel Erection, L.L.C.

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 1298471.015Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 03/01/2018

W.S. Steel Erection, L.L.C.
501 W Devers Avenull
Ganado, TX 77962
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: Po Box 593497null, San Antonio, TX 78259

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/01/2018
Emphasis: L:Constr6Close Case:01/21/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1313303 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,959 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $14,959
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260753 D02 I 04/27/2018 $4,000 $9,959 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A03 04/27/2018 $1,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 103494.015Event: 02/23/2018Employee'S Hand Is Crushed Between A Beam And Column
At 1:00 p.m. on February 23, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a st eel erection company, were engaged in steel erection work at a multiemployer con struction project, a two-story commercial building. Employee #1 was straddling a steel beam and preparing to connect it to the top plate of a four by eight ste el column. Coworker #1 was operating a crane and lifting the column, which was rigged with a double choke wire rope sling. The column, which was wet from rece nt rain, slipped from the sling. Employee #1's hand was caught and crushed betw een the top plate of the column and the steel beam, which his hand was resting u pon. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hos pital. He was admitted and treated for the following finger injuries: a severe ly lacerated index finger, which was almost fully amputated; second and ring fin gers, which were amputated; and the pinkie, which was mangled.
Keywords: amputation, beam, caught between, column, construction, crane, crushed, finger, sling, steel erection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1298471.015 Hospitalized injury Structural metal workers

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