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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311781660 - Whiting And Turner Construction Co

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 2

Nr: 311781660Report ID: 0355112Open Date: 01/15/2008

Whiting And Turner Construction Co
4600 Elkhorn Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23529
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction

Inspection Type:Planned
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/16/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/22/2008
Emphasis: L:Fall

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $1,275 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,275
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260501 B04 II 05/28/2008 06/02/2008 $1,275 $1,275 $0 06/02/2008 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200925097Event: 01/15/2008Employee Is Injured When Struck By Steel Tube
On January 15, 2008, workers from multiple companies were plumbing up a column for a screen wall at roof level. The columns for the screen wall were set and bolted to structural steel; the columns exterior line was designed to be framed in with steel tubing with welded, angle iron saddle, connections. The steel tubes were placed in the saddles using a crane-lift. Some of the tubes were cut loose from the crane-lift without being welded or otherwise secured in the saddles from displacement. Prior to the accident, a come-along was attached with chokers to one of the columns supporting an unsecured steel tube with a level. One worker gave instructions to another worker to tighten up on the come-along. The column was pulled out from under the unsecured steel tube which it was supporting. The unsecured steel tube, a Hollow Structural Section, measuring 27 ft 2 in. long by 0.25 in. thick, 12 in. by 6 in. (rounding 2 in. to 0.17 ft) and weighing 794 lbs (794.18 lbs) fell approximately 15 ft 1.50 in., striking Employee #1, an ironworker, on his head and driving him to the deck. The tube ended up on top of Employee #1 but was partially supported on one end by a lower steel tube which was in place. Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat and sustained a broken leg and possible broken ribs. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: head, steel tube, unsecured, iron worker, leg, fracture, construction, steel erection, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311781660 Occupation not reported

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