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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312768351 - S & L Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 312768351Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 11/13/2008

S & L Construction
35509 220th Street
Le Mars, IA 51031
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 714 N. Walnut Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/14/2008
Emphasis: L:BloodClose Case:11/20/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100521848    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $300 $0 $4,800
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 19260021 B02 12/04/2008 12/31/2008 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260050 C 12/04/2008 12/31/2008 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19260755 A01 12/04/2008 12/31/2008 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 02001 Other 19040029 A 12/04/2008 12/31/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 02002 Other 19260752 B 12/04/2008 12/31/2008 $0 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200532745Event: 11/12/2008Employee Is Killed By Falling Steel Column
On November 12, 2008, Employee #1 and the coworkers were involved in the construction of steel columns at the ground level. Employee #1 and the coworkers guided and set 24-ft steel columns into four 0.75-in. rebar stakes, raising them 2 in. above the concrete ground. Employee #1 set a pair of washers and nuts on the rebar to secure the column. One coworker used a powered industrial vehicle with a strap to lower the steel column vertically, and another coworker used a scissors lift to remove the strap from the steel column, once it was set. When Employee #1 put a pair of washers and nuts on column, his coworker prematurely removed the strap from the steel column, before the column was properly braced. As a result of this action, the steel column lifted off the back side rebars, causing the front rebars to bend, and the others to sheer off. The steel column fell on Employee #1 and killed him.
Keywords: erection process, rebar, column, construction, steel column, stakes, fall, struck by, concussion, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312768351 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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