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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 17411661 - Guy Deavours Dba G & G Sandblasting Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 17411661Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 10/25/1988

Guy Deavours Dba G & G Sandblasting Co.
Winfield Cotton Mill
Winfield, AL 35594
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Rt. 1, Box 402, Bankston, AL 35542

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/25/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/06/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260103 A02 11/10/1988 11/15/1988 $150 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100244 B 11/10/1988 11/15/1988 $150 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260451 A04 11/10/1988 11/15/1988 $150 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260451 E07 II 11/10/1988 11/15/1988 $150 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14544936Event: 10/20/1988Employee Dies Of Fractured Skull In Fall From Scaffold
At approximately 11:50 a.m. on October 20, 1988, Employee #1 was on a mobile, manually-propelled aluminum scaffold (2 ft 5 in. wide by 8 ft 4 in. long) sandblasting the ceiling and concrete block wall of a cotton mill spinning room. He was positioned 9 ft 6 in. above the concrete floor and had a 2 in. diameter sandblasting hose wired to the scaffold part that he was using as a top rail. It appears that the weight of the sandblasting hose pulling on the narrow caster wheel overturned the scaffold. As Employee #1 fell with the scaffold to the concrete floor, the back of his head struck the floor, fracturing his skull and killing him.
Keywords: fracture, caster, mobile scaffold, rail, construction, hose, skull, sandblasting, overturn, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17411661 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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