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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307376525 - Arc Construction Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 3

Nr: 307376525Report ID: 0352430Open Date: 12/01/2004

Arc Construction Services, Inc.
1700 Beason Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 2025 Inverness Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/28/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:03/03/2006
Emphasis: S:Construction, S:Fall

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102357001    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $21,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,750
Current Penalty $3,200 $0 $0 $2,800 $0 $6,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260451 B01 03/18/2005 03/23/2005 $1,000 $2,625 $0 04/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260451 E01 03/18/2005 03/23/2005 $1,000 $2,625 $0 04/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19260451 F07 03/18/2005 03/23/2005 $1,000 $4,625 $0 04/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260451 G01 VII 03/18/2005 03/23/2005 $2,200 $4,625 $0 04/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19260452 W06 I 03/18/2005 03/23/2005 $0 $2,625 $0 04/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 19260454 C03 03/18/2005 03/23/2005 $800 $4,625 $0 04/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202356952Event: 12/01/2004Employee Falls From Elevation
On December 1, 2004, Employee #1 and three coworkers working as laborers were assigned to remove sections of steel beams, conduit pipes, and metal plates from the west walls of the fifth floor of an old grain refinery building. Employee #1 was the lead person, and decided he and his coworker should cut the steel out first. Before removing the steel beams, Employee #1 and his coworkers repositioned the mobile scaffold to where they wanted make the first cut on the steel beams. The four wheels were locked in place and placed on top of plywood squares. Employee #1 climbed up onto the scaffold frame to the top of the work platform. Once on the top platform Employee #1 pulled up the cutting torch with a piece of rope, he proceeded to cut four different sections of steel beams and dropped them to the floor. Employee #1 cut the fifth section it did not fall. On the third hit Employee #1 was cutting and hitting the struck the 6 feet long steel beam with the sledgehammer to dislodge it, it fell horizontally to the floor bounced approximately 30 inches hitting one corner wheel of the scaffold, knocking it back one foot hitting the scaffold causing Employee #1 to lose his balance falling to the concrete floor face first and hitting his head. Two coworkers ran over to Employee #1 to assist him. Emergency rescue squad arrived and proceeded to work on the employee. Employee #1 died at the scene.
Keywords: beam, chain, platform, steel, grain, laceration, fall, concrete, lead, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307376525 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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