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Inspection: 18284612 - E.L. Brown,Et.Al Dba Advance Masonry

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 18284612Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 11/22/1999

E.L. Brown,Et.Al Dba Advance Masonry
Swalm Chem.Eng.Bldg., President'S Circle
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1741/Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work
Mailing: 1113 Sherwood Forest Drive, Birmingham, AL 35235

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/30/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/26/2006
Emphasis: S:Construction, S:Construction Fatalities

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 1 9
Current Violations 8 1 9
Initial Penalty $16,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,800
Current Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 02/24/2000 03/07/2000 $1,310 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260451 B01 02/24/2000 03/01/2000 $1,310 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260451 B10 02/24/2000 03/01/2000 $1,310 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260451 F04 02/24/2000 03/01/2000 $1,310 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260451 G01 VI 02/24/2000 03/01/2000 $1,310 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19260452 C02 02/24/2000 03/01/2000 $1,310 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19260454 B 02/24/2000 03/07/2000 $1,310 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19260550 A01 02/24/2000 03/21/2000 $1,330 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02001 Other 19260020 B01 02/24/2000 04/11/2000 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201361037Event: 11/22/1999Employee Killed From Fall From Scaffold When Crane Overturns
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 1999, four brick masons were in position atop scaffolding erected above and across the front entrance of a chemical engineering building at Mississippi State University. The brick masons were preparing to resume stone setting operations, and they needed fresh mortar mix. Their mortar pan, which had been left on the building's front porch over the weekend, was filled with hardened mortar. Three laborers were positioned on the building's elevated front porch preparing rigging to lift the mortar pan so it could be emptied. Employee #1 (a fourth laborer) was climbing up the west side of mixed-brand metal scaffold frames located just east of the porch. Before the prime contractor's regular crane operator could be located and sent around to the front (north side) of the building, another employee, the masonry subcontractor's substitute crane operator and labor foreman, got into the crane cab and started it up. Without first properly setting the rubber-tired Lorain LRT 275-D Rough Terrain Hydraulic Truck Crane's four outriggers, the employee began extending and raising the telescoping hydraulic boom out over the machine's front (west) end. After 65.6 feet of boom was extended at an angle of about 53.6 degrees, the machine began to tilt over toward the building (south). The end of the boom crashed into the middle of the scaffolding positioned on the building's porch causing Employee #1 to be catapulted up into the air to a height of about 22.5 feet above the porch. Employee #1 fell head first into the boom and scaffold debris, and landed on the porch. The employee died shortly thereafter without regaining consciousness. Employee #2, one of the brick masons, had been standing just west of Employee #1 and suffered a compressed and wrenched back. The employee who had operated the crane was untrained and was not injured.
Keywords: crane boom, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, concussion, untrained, crane, overturn, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18284612 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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