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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305047177 - Ray Bell Construction Company Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 4

Nr: 305047177Report ID: 0454714Open Date: 01/15/2002

Ray Bell Construction Company Inc
South Bank Of Gay Street Bridge
Knoxville, TN 37902
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1622/Bridge, Tunnel, and Elevated Highway Construction
Mailing: Po Box 363, Brentwood, TN 37027

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/08/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:04/08/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100621713    
 Referral200621571 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260100 A 03/01/2002 03/24/2002 $2,100 $2,800 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200621837Event: 01/14/2002Employee Hospitalized After Strike In Head By Falling Steel
At approximately 9:30 a.m., on January 14, 2002, Employee #1, an employee of Ray Bell Construction Company Inc., was on fire watch under the South end of the Gay Street Bridge in Knoxville, TN. Another employee was using a torch, to cut a piece of steel channel. The employee cut partway through the steel channel when a 38-inch-long by 2 inch wide by .5-inch-thick piece, weighing 10.5 pounds fell 60 to70 feet striking Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fractured skull. Employee #1 was not wearing head protection.
Keywords: fracture, head, hard hat, steel, ppe, construction, skull, fall, struck by, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305047177 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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