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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307151159 - Solid Rock Company

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 307151159Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 10/22/2003

Solid Rock Company
4205 Ray Drive
La Plata, MD 20646
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3281/Cut Stone and Stone Products
NAICS: 327991/Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing
Mailing: 10210 Bluff Point Road, Nanjemoy, MD 20662

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/25/2003
Close Case:02/26/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,550
Current Penalty $1,020 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,020
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 50104 A 12/30/2003 01/05/2004 $1,020 $2,550 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202352191Event: 10/21/2003Employee Injured When Struck By Granite Slab
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 21, 2003, Employee #1 and a coworker were unloading slabs of granite from the company's flatbed truck onto metal A-frames in the storage yard on the west side of the building. The owner stated that he and Employee #1 had been working loading and unloading the slabs since approximately 9:00 a.m., and that it was Employee #1's first day on the job. The owner stated that he was using a clamp-style lifting device and unloading two slabs at a time, each measuring approximately 124 ft by 64 ft, and weighing approximately 600 pounds each, using the knuckle boom crane on his truck. The owner stated that Employee #1 was standing between the A-frame, which he was loading, and another A-frame, approximately 5 ft away, which contained previously loaded marble slabs. The owner stated he went from his truck to look at the rack and ensure that the recently loaded granite slabs were stable and loaded properly. He then turned and started walking back to the truck when he heard a crash and looked to see that the two recently loaded slabs had fallen against the other rack of marble slabs, pinning Employee #1 against those slabs and knocking him to the ground. The slabs apparently broke when they struck Employee #1 and the other stationary slabs. When they broke, the first slab cut Employee #1 along the right side of his head and face, severing his carotid artery. The owner immediately ran to Employee #1 and pulled the broken pieces of the slab away from his body. Employee #1 was unconscious and bleeding profusely, and was hospitalized.
Keywords: boom, pinned, construction, laceration, truck, struck by, artery, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307151159 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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