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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306062126 - Alpha Technical Services Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Austin

Nr: 306062126Report ID: 0625400Open Date: 04/14/2003

Alpha Technical Services Corporation
2401 Holly Street
Austin, TX 78702
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 502 Post Oak Blvd., Ste 850, Houston, TX 77027

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/2003
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:05/20/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $9,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,300
Current Penalty $4,550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,550
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 04/23/2003 04/29/2003 $2,100 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260251 E08 04/23/2003 04/29/2003 $250 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260350 A10 04/23/2003 04/29/2003 $250 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19260501 B04 I 04/23/2003 04/29/2003 $2,100 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260502 D16 III 04/23/2003 04/29/2003 $1,050 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19260503 B01 04/23/2003 04/29/2003 $900 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200602381Event: 04/14/2003Employee Killed In Fall From Steel Tank Being Demolished
Employee #1 and coworkers were demolishing a large steel diesel tank by cutting it into sections and lifting the sections to the ground with a crane. Employee #1, the crane's spotter, took a personnel lift to the top of the tank, left the bucket on top of the tank, and went to the landing to flag the crane. While he was there, the steel tank top under the bucket was cut into a section. When he returned to the personnel lift, he stepped onto the cut section, fell 40 feet, and was killed.
Keywords: demolition, fall, tank, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306062126 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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