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Inspection: 305724395 - Thomas Concrete Of Carolina, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 305724395Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 10/23/2002

Thomas Concrete Of Carolina, Inc.
1131 N. West Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3273/Ready-Mixed Concrete
NAICS: 327320/Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Mailing: 611 Tucker Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/21/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/14/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100354703    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $16,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,800
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100146 C03 12/06/2002 01/03/2003 $4,200 $4,200 $0 01/14/2003 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100146 C04 12/06/2002 01/03/2003 $0 $4,200 $0 01/14/2003 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100146 C05 IIB 12/06/2002 01/03/2003 $0 $4,200 $0 01/14/2003 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100146 G01 12/06/2002 01/03/2003 $0 $4,200 $0 01/14/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19100157 C04 12/06/2002 01/03/2003 $0 $0 $0 01/14/2003 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200352805Event: 10/23/2002Employee Killed After Being Caught In Concrete Mixture
On or about October 23, 2002, Employee #1 entered Silo B of a cement batch plant to break up clumps of cement that had formed due to moisture entering the silo. Employee #1 had climbed down the ladder with a metal rod to break up the material. The employee apparently fell from the ladder landing in the dry cement becoming engulfed in the cement. There were attempts made to immediately rescue him but they failed and a coworker also entered the silo to extricate him, but failed. Employee #1 died on the site and was removed approximately five hours after he entered the silo. The accident was caused by a lack of confined space policies and training.
Keywords: asphyxiated, cement powder, confined space, work rules, ladder, fall, untrained, concrete, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305724395 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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