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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1335808.015 - Merlin Stelzer Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 1335808.015Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 08/02/2018

Merlin Stelzer Services, Inc.
711 E. Kaskaskia Streetnull
Chester, IL 62233
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238110/Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Mailing: 4109 Papin Streetnull, Saint Louis, MO 63110

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/03/2018
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:GutrehClose Case:12/02/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1336614 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $44,348 $0 $0 $0 $0 $44,348
Current Penalty $28,918 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,918
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260020 B01 01/18/2019 02/14/2019 $6,930 $9,240 $0 02/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260021 B02 01/18/2019 02/14/2019 $0 $9,240 $0 02/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260850 A 01/18/2019 02/14/2019 $10,994 $12,934 $0 02/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260859 G 01/18/2019 02/14/2019 $10,994 $12,934 $0 02/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 107977.015Event: 08/02/2018Employee Is Killed When Stone And Concrete Wall Collapses
At 9:15 a.m. on August 2, 2018, Employee #1 was operating a rail mounted Hydraul ic Wall Saw, (Cushion Cut; Model CC-360) to make a cut into the exterior of a br ick wall. Employee #2 was assisting. The employees were working at an elevation of approximately 50 feet, on the roof of the north cellblock building; adjacent to the south wall of the building being demolished. Using a rail mounted hydra ulic saw, Cushion Cut, Model CC-360, Employee #1 made one cut along the length o f the south wall. Multiple passes were necessary to cut through the 30 inch bri ck wall. The cuts were made approximately 5 feet below the top of the south bri ck wall. Large cornice and ornamental stones were mounted on top of the wall. The second cut pass was started when the over head stonework fell, striking the two workers. A large stone fell on the upper body and head of Employee #1, resu lting in a fatal injury. Employee #2 was pinned down when large stones fell ont o his fall protection lanyard cable.
Keywords: collapse, pinned, struck by, wall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1335808.015 Fatality Construction Laborer
2 1335808.015 Non Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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