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Inspection: 314534579 - Teichert Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 314534579Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 12/07/2010

Teichert Construction
Westbound I-80 At Donner Gate
Truckee, CA 96161
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 4401 Duluth Ave, Roseville, CA 95678

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/21/2010
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)Close Case:10/16/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,600
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $375 $0 $375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3385 A 12/22/2010 12/27/2010 $375 $3,600 $0 01/06/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202490850Event: 11/06/2010Employee Is Injured When Concrete Rail Crushes Foot
On November 6, 2010, Employee #1 was working as an apprentice operating engineer on a construction site. Employee #1 was working with Coworker #1, and excavating operator, and they were relocating approximately ten 8000-pound sticks of concrete K-Rail, each measuring 20 feet long. The sticks were normally joined into a line at each end by "pins" that were secured by loops imbedded into the ends of the concrete K-Rails. The loops at one end of the stick were located above the loops on the adjoining stick and under the loops of the adjoining stick on the opposite end. The pins had been removed to allow the removal of a single K-Rail from the line of K-Rails. Employee #1 stood approximately 5 feet from the K-Rails in a position where he and Coworker #1 could see one another. Coworker #1 lifted one stick with the excavator, and in turn that stick lifted a second stick due to the overlapping loops. Suddenly, the second K-Rail that was raised slipped off the loops of the secured K-Rail, and pivoted and landed on Employee #1's right foot. Employee #1 suffered severe injuries to his foot and was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: concrete beam, crushed, excavator, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314534579 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction trades, n.e.c.

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