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Inspection: 304557374 - Estes And Gallup, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Concord

Nr: 304557374Report ID: 0111700Open Date: 08/05/2002

Estes And Gallup, Inc.
Bridgman Bldg. - South Main St.
Hanover, NH 03755
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: Po Box 240, Lyme, NH 03764

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/12/2002
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Construction, S:Construction Fatalities, S:LeadClose Case:11/22/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100610906    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 17 2 19
Current Violations 17 2 19
Initial Penalty $17,425 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,425
Current Penalty $11,805 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,805
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260062 D01 I 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260062 D01 III 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002A Serious 19260062 D02 VA 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002B Serious 19260062 F01 IV 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01003A Serious 19260062 D02 VB 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01003B Serious 19260062 G01 I 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01003C Serious 19260062 G01 II 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01003D Serious 19260062 G01 III 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 01004A Serious 19260062 D02 VC 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01004B Serious 19260062 I02 I 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 01005A Serious 19260062 D02 VE 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 01005B Serious 19260062 J01 I 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  13. 01006A Serious 19260062 D02 VF 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 01006B Serious 19260062 L01 I 10/07/2002 10/22/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  15. 01007A Serious 19260304 F 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  16. 01007B Serious 19260304 F 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  17. 01007C Serious 19260304 H01 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  18. 01007D Serious 19260304 I01 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  19. 01008A Serious 19260307 D01 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  20. 01008B Serious 19260307 E03 I 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  21. 01009A Serious 19260501 B01 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  22. 01009B Serious 19260754 E05 I 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  23. 01010 Serious 19260502 B02 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  24. 01011 Serious 19260502 B03 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  25. 01012 Serious 19260502 B04 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $875 $875 $0 -
  26. 01013 Serious 19260752 A01 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  27. 01014 Serious 19260754 A 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $1,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  28. 01015 Serious 19260756 A01 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $525 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  29. 01016 Serious 19261051 A 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $315 $525 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  30. 01017 Serious 19261052 C01 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $315 $525 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  31. 02001 Other 19101200 E01 10/07/2002 12/02/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  32. 02002 Other 19101200 G08 10/07/2002 10/11/2002 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200611408Event: 08/05/2002One Killed And, One Injured In Fall About 13 Feet
On August 8, 2002 Employee #1 were working at the Jeff Wilmot painting & Wallpapering. A guardrail assembly had been erected at the face of the elevator shaft at the first floor level. The assembly consisted of one shorter 2by4 nailed perpendicularly along the long axis/wide face of a longer 2 by4. After being assembled, the rail was wedged across the opening such that the rail would be held in place by friction - the shorter rail would be held by friction, with the longer piece extending over the end support, which was the face of the shaft ends. The longer piece could prevent the assembly from being pushed inward, but only friction could prevent it from being pushed downward. Employee #1 was killed, at the first floor opening. Employee #2 were working at Bridgman Realty Trust midrail, assembly so that, he could install a concrete stop. He stated that the midrail assembly was in the way when he needed to put the ram set gun into a vertical position to shoot the fastener downward. The top rail was left in place. The shaft way opening was measured to be 58 3/4 inches wide. The shorter component of the guardrail assembly that was displaced was measured to be 58 7/8 inches long, and the longer component was 67 15/16 inches long. The measurements indicated that the 2by4 that was physically wedged across the opening was only 1/8 inch longer than the opening. The ends of the shorter component showed signs of the end fibers being torn, bent and misshapen in an upward and downward plane. The project super and Employee #2 both stated that the rail had been installed and removed several times prior to the Incident. To install the rail, it was cocked down into place and allegedly pounded level with a hammer. Then, when it needed to be removed, it was pounded upward with a hammer. The only eyewitness indicated that the victim had walked over from break and was talking with the witness and Employee#2. Employee #2, then casually leaned onto the guardrail. No midrail was in place as it had been previously removed by the foreman so that a concrete ctop could be installed. The guardrail slipped downward and the victim fell into the shaft way - 13 feet 3 inches to the bottom. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was facture with abrasion, and contusion.
Keywords: midrail, guardrail, elevator shaft, rail, forearm, concrete, pouring, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304557374 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 304557374 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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