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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310264601 - Pena'S Contracting

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 310264601Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 08/23/2007

Pena'S Contracting
9803 Parsons Field Lane
Katy, TX 77494
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1751/Carpentry Work
NAICS: 238130/Framing Contractors
Mailing: 26306 La Fouche Rd., Tomball, TX 77377

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/17/2007
Close Case:01/07/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201924263Event: 07/13/2007Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Beam
On July 13, 2007, Employee #1 and a coworker were observing two other coworkers, one on either side of a 6 ft A-frame, multi-purpose ladder, who were installing a 400 lb, 7.5 in. by 12 in. by 22 ft long load-bearing beam on the top plate of a garage. One end of the beam was already situated on one side of the top plate. The coworkers were attempting to position the other end of the beam when they both lost their balance. Employee #1 tried to steady the falling beam and tilting ladder by catching the beam, but his foot became caught in some construction materials. He tripped and fell on the garage's concrete slab, with the beam falling on top of him and crushing his abdomen. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: abdomen, work rules, construction, crushed, tripped, manual mat handling, struck by, falling object, housekeeping, lost balance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310264601 Fatality Other Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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