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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1503885.015 - Howard Construction Building Movers, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Concord

Nr: 1503885.015Report ID: 0111700Open Date: 11/24/2020

Howard Construction Building Movers, Llc
226 Route 103a
Newbury, NH 03255
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 153 Carter Brook Road, Springfield, NH 03284

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/24/2020
Close Case:07/30/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1693824    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,267 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,267
Current Penalty $5,267 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,267
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260100 A 04/05/2021 $2,341 $2,341 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260251 B01 04/05/2021 04/29/2021 $2,926 $2,926 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131307.015Event: 11/24/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck By Excavator Bucket
At 2:45 p.m. on November 24, 2020, Employee #1, a Laborer employed by a small co nstruction company and a coworker, the company's owner, were building a new sing le family home. Employee #1 and the owner, the only persons at the site, were i n the process of moving precast concrete blocks into position to make a level pa d for the excavator to sit on. According to the owner's subsequent statement, h e was in the excavator and operating it to move the concrete blocks, which each measured 6 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet and weighed approximately 5,400 pounds, whil e Employee #1 was rigging up the blocks. Neither was wearing head protection. According to the owner, he became distracted and inadvertently hit the excavator 's swing lever, causing the excavator's arm to swing. The excavator's bucket, a ttached to the end of the arm, struck Employee #1's chest. Employee #1 sustaine d blunt force crushing injuries to his chest and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, bucket , chest, concrete, crushed, dismantling, distracted driving, equipment operator, excavator, ppe, precast, residential construction, rigging, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1503885.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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