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Inspection: 313031304 - Westerchil Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 313031304Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 07/16/2010

Westerchil Construction Company
2165 Industrial Park Rd
Alexandria, LA 71301
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1541/General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236210/Industrial Building Construction
Mailing: Po Box 5046, Alexandria, LA 71307

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/04/2011
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:04/14/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $1,470 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,470
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/13/2011 01/19/2011 $1,470 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200556132Event: 07/16/2010Employee Dies From Heat Stroke
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on July 16, 2010, Employee #1, a construction worker, was picking up trash and debris at a construction site. He started working for the employer the previous day. On his first day, he worked from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When he went home, he complained of feeling hot. On his second day, he resumed cleaning up the construction site and worked for several hours when he collapsed. The heat index was between 104 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit on both days. He was taken to a hospital, where his core body temperature was 105 F, and he died.
Keywords: heat, cleaning, heat exhaustion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313031304 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, construction trades

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