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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306111956 - Korn Masonry

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 306111956Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 07/07/2004

Korn Masonry
1223 County Ph
Onalaska, WI 54650
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1741/Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work
NAICS: 238140/Masonry Contractors
Mailing: N3921 Russlan Coulee, Bangor, WI 54614

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/09/2004
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:10/13/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
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 19260651 I02 08/13/2004 08/19/2004 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260652 A01 08/13/2004 08/19/2004 $600 $600 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200801165Event: 07/07/2004Employee Is Killed When Struck By Foundation Wall
On July 7, 2004, Employee #1, a masonry contractor, was working at a residential site to build a small addition. The homeowner began to excavate about 4 inches below the existing foundation. Jacks were placed in the basement of the house to hold up the portion that the addition was to be added onto. Employee #1 dug an 8-inch deep by 18-inch wide trench approximately 4 inches away from the existing foundation wall so they could pour a concrete footing. While digging this trench, a large section of the foundation wall tipped over and struck Employee #1, killing him. During the accident investigation, it was determined that that jacks may have contributed to the accident. The jacks kept the house from collapsing, but added extra pressure to the wall, which caused the foundation wall to tip over.
Keywords: fracture, collapse, construction, cementing, struck by, falling object, work surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306111956 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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