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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1355777.015 - W.S. Bunch Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1355777.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 10/24/2018

W.S. Bunch Co.
1205 11th Stnull
Charles City, IA 50616
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 1735 N. 42nd Streetnull, Omaha, NE 68111

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/24/2018
Emphasis: S:ScaffoldClose Case:11/20/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1391963 Yes  
 Inspection1356052 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 110398.015Event: 10/14/2018Employee Falls Down Tank Stairs, Breaks Back And Other Bones
At 8:45 a.m. on October 14, 2018, Employee #1 was cleaning and prepping the inte rior of a 500,000-gallon waste holding tank known as a Flow Equalization Basin ( F.E.B.) as part of a multiemployer project. He was using trash bags and 5-gallo n buckets to remove waste. Employee #1 began to descend a permanently-attached stair tower. As he reached the first of two landing platforms and stepped on th e steel grating, the grating failed to support his weight. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 15 feet. He was transported to the hospital, admitted and treate d for multiple spinal vertebrae fractures, a fractured hip, and a fractured pelv is.
Keywords: back, cleaning, construction, descending, fall, fall protection, fracture, hip, pelvis, platform, stair, structural collapse, tank, unsecured, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1355777.015 Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance

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