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Inspection: 305093189 - Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Winston-Salem

Nr: 305093189Report ID: 0453720Open Date: 05/03/2002

Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc.
Us Highway 421 Near Pilgrim Baptist Church Road
Ferguson, NC 28624
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
Mailing: P.O. Box 437, Charleston, TN 37310

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/11/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/05/2003
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 2 6
Current Violations 4 2 6
Initial Penalty $13,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,300
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 95012901 08/27/2002 09/05/2002 $3,700 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 08/27/2002 09/05/2002 $1,300 $1,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260550 A19 08/27/2002 09/05/2002 $1,800 $2,450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19260652 A01 08/27/2002 09/05/2002 $3,200 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19260651 J01 08/27/2002 09/05/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01004C Serious 19260651 K01 08/27/2002 09/05/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02001 Other 19260350 A10 08/27/2002 08/30/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 02002 Other 19261053 B04 08/27/2002 08/30/2002 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200071314Event: 05/02/2002Employee Killed After Being Crushed By Falling Steel
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on May 5, 2002, Employee #1 and coworkers were removing steel sheet piles from a retainer wall along the north side of US Highway 421, near Pilgrim Baptist Church Road in Ferguson, North Carolina. The employees were working for Wright Brothers Construction Co, Inc. Employee #1's job was to unhook the rigging from the sheet pile after it was set down on the ground and then to hook it up to the dozer being operated by a coworker. The coworker, the dozer operator, was to drag the sheet piles out of the work area and place them in a pile in a staging area. While setting a sheet pile on the ground, the load shifted causing the sheet pile to twist. When the load shifted, the clevis was pulled through the hole in the sheet pile. The hole was made with a cutting torch and was oval shaped. When the clevis was pulled through the hole, it released the sheet pile. Employee #1 was standing near where the sheet pile was to be placed on the ground and was fatally crushed.
Keywords: highway, rigging, steel, load shift, construction, crushed, bulldozer, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305093189 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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