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Inspection: 309568186 - J.J. Macdonald Paving

Inspection Information - Office: South Boston

Nr: 309568186Report ID: 0111400Open Date: 06/29/2006

J.J. Macdonald Paving
69 Alleghany Street
Boston, MA 02120
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 27 Rossmore Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/15/2006
Emphasis: S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:01/10/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100461680    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $14,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,100
Current Penalty $10,010 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,010
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 E01 12/13/2006 04/30/2007 $1,010 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 12/13/2006 04/30/2007 $3,000 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260095 A 12/13/2006 03/16/2007 $3,000 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260601 B14 12/13/2006 03/16/2007 $3,000 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200462034Event: 06/29/2006Employee Is Buried By Hot Asphalt And Later Dies
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on June 29, 2006, the foreman and three other employees arrived on site to pave a basketball court. At approximately the same time the asphalt truck (Western Star 1978 VIN 2WLNCCJFXHK918749 plate Number L46 669) arrived. The foreman guided the truck onto the job site and to the location to dump the asphalt. The foreman told the truck driver that his employees would be working out of the hatch doors and doing the work by hand. Employee #1 and a coworker went to the back of the truck with wheelbarrows, and the driver raised the body. Another coworker was on a piece of equipment and the foreman had his back turned to the truck. The asphalt load shifted and broke through the back gate. Employee #1's legs were buried and he was thrown back from the weight of the falling asphalt. Employee #1's chest, arms, and legs were buried in the asphalt, which was approximately 280 degrees Fahrenheit. Other workers onsite helped dig Employee #1 out of the asphalt. Employee #1 suffered burns and was hospitalized. Employee #1's family removed life support on July 21, 2006, and Employee #1 died.
Keywords: burn, chest, arm, asphalt, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309568186 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Construction laborers

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