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Inspection: 1412698.015 - Berkel And Company Contractors, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1412698.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 07/02/2019

Berkel And Company Contractors, Inc
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 2649 South 142nd Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/30/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $44,550 $0 $0 $890 $0 $45,440
Current Penalty $44,550 $0 $0 $890 $0 $45,440
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(B)(2) 12/30/2019 02/10/2020 $275 $275 $0 01/30/2020 -
  2. 01002 Other 1509(A) 12/30/2019 $615 $615 $0 01/30/2020 -
  3. 02001 Serious 16110002 H09 12/30/2019 $14,850 $14,850 $0 01/30/2020 -
  4. 03001 Serious 16110004 A01 12/30/2019 $14,850 $14,850 $0 01/30/2020 -
  5. 04001 Serious 4999(D)(2) 12/30/2019 $14,850 $14,850 $0 01/30/2020 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 117622.015Event: 07/02/2019Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Counterweight
At 10:15 a.m. on July 2, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a heavy construction project that involved pile driving in preparation for laying the deep foundation support for a three-story parking structure. Employee #1 was working from the basket of an aerial device and assisting with the set up of the pile driving equipment, including counterweights for a Liebherr 1200 crawler crane. He was the designated rigger and signal person. During the rigging of the 10,000 pound counterweights, a counterweight fell from the sling, first striking the crane's cab and then falling onto Employee #1 in the aerial basket. Employee #1 sustained fatal crushing injuries.
Keywords: crushing, counterbalance, rigging, pile driver, hoisting mechanism, falling object, crushed, crawler crane, construction, struck by, sling, chain, aerial lift, signalman
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1412698.015 Fatality Other Pile-Driver Operator

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