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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1453254.015 - Korver Demolition, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 1453254.015Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 12/28/2019

Korver Demolition, Llc
6500 Terminal Road
New Orleans, LA 70126
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 1416 Bonnabel Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/30/2019
Emphasis: L:Constr6Close Case:04/24/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1530003    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 122835.015Event: 12/27/2019Employee Helping To Cut Railcar Is Crushed By Falling Metal
At 10:40 p.m. on December 27, 2019, Employee #1 and his employer, who owned a demolition company, were demolishing a railcar. They were working at a height of 15 feet. The employer was cutting the railcar with a torch. Employee #1 was serving as fire watch. The torch tip broke with one small piece left to cut. Employee #1 jumped over the railing and onto the piece of metal, which broke. Employee #1 fell, and the metal fell on top of him. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: rail, cutting, construction, falling object, fracture, equipment failure, fall, demolition, torch, railroad car, crushing
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1453254.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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