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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311934244 - D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 311934244Report ID: 0453710Open 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

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/10/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/22/2008
Emphasis: S:Program Improvement

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200356970Event: 05/07/2008Employee 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On May 7, 2008, Employees #1 and three coworkers were tasked to dismantle an outdated water tank with handheld demolition equipment such as a cutting torch.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.
Keywords: fracture, demolition, hoist, torch, struck by, water tank, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311934244 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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