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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312927759 - Ser Construction Partners Llc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 312927759Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 04/22/2011

Ser Construction Partners Llc.
Hwy 288 And N Macgregor Way
Houston, TX 77021
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1771/Concrete Work
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 3636 Pasadena Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77503

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/12/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/12/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201925443Event: 04/22/2011One Employee Is Killed, Two Are Injured By Runaway Truck
On or about April 22, 2011, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working as concrete finishers on a drainage, nature trail and beautification project beneath an overpass located at a highway in Houston, Texas. A concrete mixer pulled onto the construction site and parked in front of a concrete retaining wall that had exposed rebar protruding from the face of the wall. The three employees were working between the truck and the retaining wall. The driver of the concrete mixer dismounted and moved to the rear of his vehicle, preparing to unload concrete into a front-end loader. He utilized a remote switch at the rear of the mixer to throttle up the vehicle in order to discharge the concrete. The driver activated the switch, and the vehicle's engine RPM increased and as a result, the vehicle surged forward. Employee #1 was pinned against the concrete retaining wall, and the rebar impaled his leg. Employee #2 was run over by the vehicle, became pinned beneath the undercarriage, and was killed. Employee #3 grabbed the front bumper and was carried forward as the vehicle continued, uncontrolled, until it came to rest against the retaining wall. Employee #1 and Employee #3 were transported to an area hospital, and were treated for their injuries and released.
Keywords: rebar, concrete truck, impaled, pinned, unmanned, run over, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312927759 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Concrete and terrazzo finishers
2 312927759 Fatality Other Concrete and terrazzo finishers
3 312927759 Hospitalized injury Puncture Concrete and terrazzo finishers

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