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Inspection: 306212622 - Barry S. Schmidt, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 306212622Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 05/15/2003

Barry S. Schmidt, Inc.
Land Lot #5,7th Dist., Parcel 004
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 1600 Grayson Pkwy., Grayson, GA 30017

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/18/2003
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:10/27/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101281863    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,950 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,950
Current Penalty $5,950 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,950
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 10/06/2003 10/10/2003 $1,050 $1,050 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260651 E 10/06/2003 10/10/2003 $4,900 $4,900 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201281557Event: 05/14/2003Employee Died After Head Struck Against Trench Wall
On May 14, 2003, Employee #1 was in a manhole with a cone. After the cone ladder was aligned with the manhole ladder, Employee #1 pulled one of the pins attached to a chain which was used to carry the cone into the trench where the manhole was located. Employee #1 in the manhole pushed the other pin attached to the chain out of the cone from the inside of the cone. When the backhoe operator went to pull the chain up, the cone was lifted. Apparently the pin Employee #1 had pushed was not fully removed from the cone. Employee #1 was inside the cone and was lifted with the cone. The cone fell to the side of the manhole along with Employee #1, who struck his head against the wall of the trench. The area where Employee #1 hit his head was rock. Employee #1 died later that night.
Keywords: head, wall, struck against, construction, trench, manhole, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306212622 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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