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Inspection: 312893852 - Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 312893852Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 07/13/2010

Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company, Inc.
5250 Shepherd Rd.
Springfield, IL 62794
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1771/Concrete Work
NAICS: 238110/Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Mailing: 8053 Chivvis Dr., St. Louis, MO 63123

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/06/2011
Emphasis: S:Commercial Constr, S:Powered Ind VehicleClose Case:02/15/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/06/2011 02/01/2011 $4,000 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Other 19260020 B01 01/06/2011 02/01/2011 $2,000 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Other 19260021 B02 01/13/2011 01/25/2011 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200272136Event: 07/09/2010Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion
On July 9, 2010, Employee #1 was installing forms for poured concrete walls at a construction site where the temperatures were near 83 degree Fahrenheit. He worked five hours before taking a lunch in an air-conditioned truck. After the lunch break, he went back to work installing the forms. At approximately 1:30 p.m., he experienced lightheadedness and dizziness, and soon lost consciousness, fainting backwards. He was told to stay down, but refused medical treatment. Employee #1 was provided with water until a truck came to take him to an air-conditioned trailer. He then requested to be taken home. En route to his house, Employee #1 was still refusing transportation to a medical center when he lost consciousness for the second time and was taken to a hospital. At the hospital, he received cardiopulmonary resuscitation. At 9:45 p.m., medical personnel pronounced him dead. The medical coroner stated that the preliminary cause of death was severe cirrhosis of the liver.
Keywords: installing, wall, construction, heat exhaustion, concrete
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312893852 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers

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