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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305039661 - Sigmon Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 305039661Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 04/02/2002

Sigmon Construction, Inc.
400 Peartree Lane
Raleigh, NC 27605
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: 500 St Mary Street, Raleigh, NC 27605

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/03/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/29/2002
Emphasis: S:Construction Sep, S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $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 B02 05/22/2002 06/18/2002 $700 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19260021 B02 05/22/2002 06/18/2002 $0 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19261060 A 05/22/2002 06/18/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01003 Serious 19260850 A 05/22/2002 06/18/2002 $0 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200352532Event: 04/02/2002Employee Killed By Collapsing Masonry Header
At 10:00 a.m. on April 6, 2002, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were engaged in the demolition of a masonry wall, part of a remodeling project. The free standing masonry wall had been removed block by block with the exception of a left side column, consisting of 13 8-inch masonry blocks, a bonded header (approximate weight of 1,100 pounds), and right side exterior masonry wall. Employee #1 was on the ground working with a long-handle 10-pound sledgehammer to the left of the free standing wall, while Employee #2 was working from a 24-foot aluminum extension ladder with a 2-pound sledge hammer to break loose the concrete masonry blocks. The ladder was resting against the bonded header. Once Employee #2 had removed the top section of blocks, the bonded header broke, causing the right side of masonry blocks to collapse. Employee #2 was knocked off the ladder and fell approximately 8 feet, landing on his back. Simultaneously, the bonded header broke loose from the left side of masonry blocks, which then fell across Employee #2's body and face.
Keywords: demolition, collapse, blocks, ladder, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305039661 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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