Inspection: 311937551 - Barnhill Contracting Company

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh
Nr: 311937551Report ID:0453710Open Date: 05/28/2008
Barnhill Contracting Company
Oak Island Drive And Middleton Avenue
Oak Island, NC 28465
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 2311 North Main Street, Tarboro, NC 27886
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:10/01/2008
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:12/11/2008
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1

Current Violations 1

Initial Penalty 2800

Current Penalty 2380

FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 10/13/2008 10/16/2008 $2380 $2800 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100359165Event: 05/27/2008Employee Dies From Heat Stress
At approximately 2:50 p.m. on May 27, 2008, Employee #1, a temporary employee of Able Body Temporary Services, Incorporated, (working for Barnhill Contracting) was assisting in checking the grade while Barnhill Contracting paved the road. Employee #1 collapsed after stating that he was not feeling well. Coworkers noticed that he was not sweating and his skin was clammy. He was told to take a break at approximately 3:00 p.m. He was given water and told to sit in the shade. He vomited during this break. After taking a 10 to 15 minute break, he stated that he felt better and resumed working. He began performing general labor, which consisted of picking up debris on the side of the road. Coworkers again noticed that he did not look good and told him to take a break underneath a tree across the road. This break was around 3:45 p.m. At approximately 4:00 p.m., sub-contract workers for an electric utilities company found Employee #1 lying on the ground. CPR was administered by coworkers, prior to the arrival of EMS. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: heat stroke, high temperature, construction, cleaning, cardiovasc system
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311937551 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers