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Inspection: 311934244 - D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh
Report ID: 0453710
Open Date: 05/08/2008
D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc.
Hwy 149 North Plymouth, NC 27962
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 4700 Hilltop Road, Greensboro, NC 27407
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200356970
Employee Is Struck And Killed By Water Tank Being Demolished
On May 7, 2008, Employees #1 and three coworkers were tasked to dismantle an outdated water tank with handheld demolition equipment such as a cutting torch. During demolition, the employees worked on the second level and the supervisor in charge worked on the lower level removing debris. Employees #1 and three coworkers had approximately 75 percent of the tank cut apart prior to lunch. After lunch Employee #1 was told by the other employees not to cut anymore of the tank until a chain hoist was made available. Employee #1 disregarded the other employees and cut the approximate 700 pound section of steel, which fell on him, causing fatal fractures.
fracture, demolition, hoist, torch, struck by, water tank, cutting and burning
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