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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311032577 - Big Dog Demolition

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 311032577Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 05/04/2007

Big Dog Demolition
3450 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30909
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 220 Airport Court Se, Marietta, GA 30060

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/01/2007
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:03/13/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $13,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,300
Current Penalty $11,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260501 B01 11/01/2007 11/07/2007 $4,000 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19260502 D08 11/01/2007 11/21/2007 $3,000 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19260502 D11 11/01/2007 11/07/2007 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01003 Serious 19260503 A01 11/01/2007 12/06/2007 $4,000 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19260503 B01 11/01/2007 12/06/2007 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02002 Other 19260850 A 11/01/2007 11/14/2007 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201282670Event: 05/03/2007Employee Killed In Fall From Parking Garage
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on May 3, 2007, Employee #1 was involved in the demolition of the concrete slab and pans of the Augusta Mall parking garage. The employer had been on the job since December 2006, demolishing the parking deck. The concrete had been removed from the floor of the parking deck and Employee #1 was cutting out the steel pan that had supported the concrete. The employer had installed a 0.378-inch wire rope (life line) for the employees to tie-off to when working on the metal deck. The employees had been trained in its use and were issued the necessary fall protection equipment for the job. A job superintendent for the General Contractor stated that at approximately 1:15 p.m. he observed Employee #1 working on the metal deck. He was wearing his body harness and lanyard and he was tied-off to the life line. A witness, working for another contractor, stated that he saw Employee #1 fall and looked toward the life line to see if Employee #1 was connected and if the line would hold. However, he saw no movement in the line and Employee #1 was not connected. Employee #1 fell approximately 20 feet. An emergency medical services call was placed and the EMT arrived on the site within 10 minutes after the fall. Employee #1 was taken to Doctors Hospital in Augusta, suffering from blunt force trauma to the head. He died at approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 5, from complications from his injuries.
Keywords: head, demolition, lifeline, wire rope, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311032577 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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