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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310708052 - Chandler Demolition Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 1

Nr: 310708052Report ID: 0454711Open Date: 03/02/2007

Chandler Demolition Co Inc
332 N Lauderdale St
Memphis, TN 38105
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 1223 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38108

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/02/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/23/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200624203Event: 02/07/2007Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Fireproofing
On February 7, 2007, Employee #1 was working as a construction laborer for a wrecking and demolition contractor. He was working above an elevator machinery room that was in the basement of a building. An exhaust vent leading from the machinery room was covered in fireproofing. One such piece of fireproofing was approximately 4 feet wide by 5 feet long, weighed approximately 115 lbs, and consisted of two layers of 0.625-in. thick type-"X" fire-rated gypsum board and one layer of 1-in. thick shaft liner gypsum board. The fireproofing was stenciled as "2 Hr Fire & Smoke Barrier." One of these pieces fell on Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: demolition, venting, construction, struck by, thermal insulation, falling object, chimney
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310708052 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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