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Inspection: 302396387 - Paul Mcwilliams Construction Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 302396387Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 05/31/2000

Paul Mcwilliams Construction Company, Inc.
6721 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1751/Carpentry Work
Mailing: 110 May Road, Magee, MS 39111

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/18/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/02/2000
Emphasis: S:Construction Fatalities

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101361756    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 5 2 7
Initial Penalty $11,900 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $13,400
Current Penalty $5,950 $0 $0 $750 $0 $6,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B01 09/01/2000 10/20/2000 $375 $750 $0 09/19/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19260050 C 09/01/2000 10/20/2000 $375 $750 $0 09/19/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19260050 D01 09/01/2000 09/07/2000 $0 $0 $0 09/19/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19260100 A 09/01/2000 09/08/2000 $300 $600 $0 09/19/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19260501 B01 09/01/2000 09/07/2000 $2,450 $4,900 $0 09/19/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19260503 A01 09/01/2000 10/20/2000 $2,450 $4,900 $0 09/19/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19040008 A 09/01/2000 09/07/2000 $750 $1,500 $0 09/19/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02002 Other 19260150 A04 09/01/2000 09/07/2000 $0 $0 $0 09/19/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201361169Event: 05/30/2000Employee Killed In Fall From Balcony
Employee #1 was hired on May 25, 2000, as a carpenter at the construction site of a new apartment building. He worked two hours that day installing decking, posts, and guardrails for some new balconies. Employee #1 returned on May 30, 2000, and worked for several hours decking the 6 ft by 12 ft balcony of apartment #231. He laid out some 5 1/2 in. wide by 6 ft long by 1 in. thick wooden boards on top of five wooden runner support beams, and was nailing the boards to the support beams when he fell 19 ft from the balcony to the ground. Employee #1 was killed. There were no guardrails on the balcony, nor was Employee #1 using a personal fall arrest system or a safety net system.
Keywords: guardrail, carpenter, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, work surface, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302396387 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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