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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315690925 - Mst Concrete Products Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 315690925Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 08/11/2011

Mst Concrete Products Inc
700 South Converse Street
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1771/Concrete Work
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 1588 Eighteen Mile Road, Central, SC 29630

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/25/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/05/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19261404 Q01 12/13/2011 12/19/2011 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19261412 E03 I 12/13/2011 01/02/2012 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02002 Other 19261412 F07 12/13/2011 01/02/2012 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200375681Event: 08/10/2011Employee Is Injured When Thrown From Truck Crane
On August 10, 2011, Employee #1, a truck crane operator, was driving a REDI-LIFT Hydraulic truck crane, delivering a concrete box that held fire system valves and weighed 25,000 pounds. He tried to position the truck crane around several obstacles, including a church, telephone pole, road, hole and fence. After positioning truck to avoid the overhead phone lines and any of the other obstacles, the outrigger nearest the hole could only be extended two feet instead of the normal 7 feet. Employee #1 lifted the box off of the truck and set it on ground. He then moved the box toward hole, which was toward the partially extended outrigger. Once the box was over the hole, he felt the truck starting to lift up, he tried to lower the box as fast as possible but the truck tipped over, tearing down phone lines and throwing him from truck. Employee #1 was thrown from the truck, which was 4 feet off the ground and he fell into the 8-ft hole. He suffered a collapsed lung and cracked/ruptured vertebra in his back. He required surgery and was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, lung, uneven ground, truck crane, back, fall, crane operator, vertebra, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315690925 Hospitalized injury Fracture Crane and tower operators

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