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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302126685 - Krapfcandoit Co

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 302126685Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 05/12/1998

Krapfcandoit Co
459 Passic Ave
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1522/General Contractors-Residential Buildings, Other Than Single-Family
Mailing: 307 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/12/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/23/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint200025484 Yes Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $2,475 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,475
Current Penalty $1,856 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,856
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 E02 II 06/16/1998 06/19/1998 $825 $1,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260028 A 06/16/1998 06/19/1998 $1,031 $1,375 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200020782Event: 05/06/1998Employee Becomes Ill After Exposure To E. Coli Bacteria
In mid-March, 1998, Employee #1 was assigned to run wiring from the basement to the upper floors of a senior citizens' housing center under construction. Some time prior to this, it had been reported that coworkers had defecated in the basement. The general contractor had responded by cleaning out the basement, whereupon work had continued. Shortly after completing the wiring project, Employee #1 became violently ill and experienced severe vomiting and diarrhea for the next three to four days. He sought medical attention and the consensus, as expressed by a physician from the New Jersey Department of Occupational Medicine, was that his illness was the result of exposure to E. coli bacteria. Testing of residual water in the basement of the structure revealed trace amounts of E. coli. Employee #1 was not wearing gloves or other form of protective wear while working in the basement.
Keywords: ppe, glove, work rules, construction, nausea, infection, housekeeping, vomit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302126685 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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