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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1359885.015 - United Granite Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 1359885.015Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 11/08/2018

United Granite Llc
6315 Howard Lane
Elkridge, MD 21075
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 327991/Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing
Mailing: 6315 Howard Lane , Elkridge, MD 21075

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/11/2019
Emphasis: S:Highhazd, P:HighhazdClose Case:04/15/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1399497    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 4 9
Current Violations 5 4 9
Initial Penalty $4,725 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,725
Current Penalty $4,725 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,725
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100133 A01 04/02/2019 $525 $525 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002A Serious 19100178 A04 04/02/2019 $1,225 $1,225 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01002B Serious 19100178 A05 04/02/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01002C Serious 19100178 L01 I 04/02/2019 04/10/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  5. 01002D Serious 19100178 P01 04/02/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  6. 01002E Serious 05-104(A) 04/02/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  7. 01003 Serious 19100243 C01 04/02/2019 $525 $525 $0 Z - Issued
  8. 01004A Serious 19100303 B01 04/02/2019 $1,225 $1,225 $0 Z - Issued
  9. 01004B Serious 19100305 B01 II 04/02/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  10. 01005A Serious 05-104(A) 04/02/2019 $1,225 $1,225 $0 Z - Issued
  11. 01005B Serious 05-104(A) 04/02/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  12. 02001 Other 19040004 A 04/02/2019 04/10/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  13. 02002 Other 19100157 E02 04/02/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  14. 02003 Other 19100178 L04 III 04/02/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  15. 02004 Other 19100303 B02 04/02/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 111008.015Event: 11/08/2018Employee Is Killed When Falling Piece Of Quartz Strikes Neck
At 2:45 p.m. on November 8, 2018, some employees were responsible for transporting stone slabs using a forklift with a boom attachment and a clamp. The stone slabs were stored on A-frame racking systems at an angle of approximately 84 degrees. There were 6 stone slabs resting on the front side of the rack. In order to remove a slab, an employee typically uses a wedge to create a gap between slab, providing enough space for the clamp to be secured to the top of the slab. In order to connect the clamp to the slab, the employee flips a switch on the clamp to engage it. The action takes place within the fall shadow of the slab. The slab to be lifted was quartz and was estimated to be 880 pounds. The slab was 5 feet 5-3/8 inches tall, 10 feet 10-1/2 inches long, and 1-1/8 inches thick. Employee #1 was on foot and was going to handle the slab and engage the clamp mechanism. Employee #2 was sitting on the forklift. Employee #1 pried the slab away from the other slabs on the racking system and it began falling towards him. The employee was unable to hold the quartz slab in place or prevent it from falling after it passed the tipping point. The quartz slab fell on the employee and it was resting on the back of the employee's head and neck while the rest of the body was still visible in a kneeling position. The employee was killed from the crushing injury.
Keywords: crushing, neck, falling object, head
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1359885.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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