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Inspection: 310400478 - Concrete Forming Associates, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Winston-Salem

Nr: 310400478Report ID: 0453720Open Date: 02/26/2007

Concrete Forming Associates, Inc.
504 Dauphblan Street
Boone, NC 28608
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238190/ Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Mailing: 115 Rinehardt Road, Mooresville, NC 28115

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/11/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/31/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102096922Event: 12/04/2006Employee Is Struck By Falling Metal Panel And Paralyzed
On December 4, 2006, Employee #1 was working for a contractor of forms for poured concrete, erection, and dismantling. He was receiving 2-foot by 4-foot metal forms or frames with an approximate weight of 30 pounds from a coworker. Such forms are put in place and filled with concrete to make a concrete wall or panel. Employee #1 was at ground level, while his coworker, working above, removed the panels from a formed wall. The coworker slipped, and the panel he was holding struck Employee #1 in the back, causing paralysis in his lower extremities. Employee #1 was taken to Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. He was eventually transported to Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, NC, for rehabilitation, but he later died.
Keywords: concrete form work, paralysis, spine, construction, manual mat handling, struck by, falling object, lost balance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310400478 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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