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Inspection: 1496207.015 - Gulf Shore Erectors, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 1496207.015Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 10/05/2020

Gulf Shore Erectors, Llc
990 Town And Country Blvd.Null
Houston, TX 77024
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 44855 Old Houston Hwy.Null, Hempstead, TX 77445

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/05/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1669936    
 Inspection1496709 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $52,565 $0 $0 $0 $0 $52,565
Current Penalty $52,565 $0 $0 $0 $0 $52,565
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/25/2021 04/13/2021 $10,513 $10,513 $0 03/24/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19260251 A06 02/25/2021 03/16/2021 $10,513 $10,513 $0 03/24/2021 C - Contested
  3. 01003 Serious 19260502 D15 02/25/2021 03/16/2021 $10,513 $10,513 $0 03/24/2021 C - Contested
  4. 01004 Serious 19260704 D 02/25/2021 03/16/2021 $10,513 $10,513 $0 03/24/2021 C - Contested
  5. 01005 Serious 19260704 E 02/25/2021 03/16/2021 $10,513 $10,513 $0 03/24/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 130123.015Event: 10/05/2020Three Employees Are Killed When Precast Concrete Stairs Coll
At 1:30 p.m. on October 5, 2020, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a precast concrete and structural steel company, were installing precast concrete stairs for a new 15-story commercial building, a multi-employer construction project. They were on the 13th and 14th floors and adjusting the stairs for proper elevat ion. The employees were using a 20-foot webbed sling and two 3-ton chain hoists . The stairs below the 13th floor had been installed, including necessary weldi ng. The stairs on the 13th and 14th floors were not yet welded or secured. The employees were in the process of adjusting the stairs for proper elevation when the 14th floor staircase collapsed and hit the 13th floor. This caused all of the stairs directly below to collapse as well. The three employees, who were ti ed off to the staircases, were pulled down with the collapsing concrete, which h ad a total weight of approximately 75,000 pounds. The employees and concrete fe ll down the staircase shaft, a fall height of approximately 150 feet. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were all killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete, construction, fall, fall protection, installing, precast, rigging, sling, stair, structural collapse, tie-off, unsecured, welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1496207.015 Fatality Welders and cutters
2 1496207.015 Fatality Welders and cutters
3 1496207.015 Fatality Welders and cutters

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