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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2857522 - Baltimore Wrecking Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 2857522Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 10/24/1985

Baltimore Wrecking Corporation
217 E. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
Mailing: 30 Alco Place, Baltimore, MD 21227

Inspection Type:Planned
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/18/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/14/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $470 $0 $0 $0 $0 $470
Current Penalty $470 $0 $0 $0 $0 $470
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260028 A 12/18/1985 12/20/1985 $470 $470 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14195978Event: 10/11/1985Employees Injured In Fall Of 22 Feet When Stairway Collapses
On October 11, 1985, two employees for Baltimore Wrecking Corporation were working on demolishing a stairway. Employee #1 was banging through the stairway tread pans with a sledge hammer. Employee #2 was breaking the tread concrete with an air jack hammer. The stairway broke away from the runner beam on the south wall at the third floor level. The employees fell 22 feet to the first floor. One employee was hospitalized with a fracture. The other employee sustained a fracture but was not hospitalized. The stairway was not shored or supported. The employees did not wear safety belts, lanyards with life lines, or fall restraint devices.
Keywords: fracture, demolition, belt, collapse, construction, lanyard, restraining device, fall, fall protection, shoring
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2857522 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.
2 2857522 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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