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Inspection: 312321292 - N & S Construction Co., Lp

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 312321292Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 07/04/2008

N & S Construction Co., Lp
19744 1/2 Logan Briar Dr
Tomball, TX 77375
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 11918 Adel Road, Houston, TX 77067

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/04/2008
Close Case:09/04/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101764397    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 B02 07/11/2008 07/15/2008 $2,800 $2,800 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201763174Event: 07/03/2008Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Crane Boom
At 3:00 p.m. on July 3, 2008, Employee #1 was attempting to remove a 20-foot section of boom from an American 4260 crawler crane. The boom was lowered parallel to the ground with the bottom of the boom approximately three feet above the ground. Employee #1 did not install any cribbing, blocking or other means of support under the crane boom. Employee #1 crawled under the boom and knocked out the lower left retainer pin from the boom and then knocked out the lower right retainer pin from the boom. After knocking out the right pin, the boom hinged open at the top pin connections and the boom fell to the ground crushing employee #1. Employee #1 died at the scene from his injuries. There were not environmental conditions contributing to this event.
Keywords: dismantling, boom, crane boom, pinned, crawler crane, construction, crushed, struck by, boom support cable, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312321292 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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