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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316848175 - Nelson Engineering Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 316848175Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 11/12/2012

Nelson Engineering Construction, Inc.
7101 S. Bridge Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1541/General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236210/Industrial Building Construction
Mailing: 2610 Dakota Avenue, P.O. Box 86, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/12/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:04/03/2013
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Construction, S:Fatality Catastrophe

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,800
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,125 $0 $6,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19261425 C01 02/27/2013 03/25/2013 $2,450 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19261425 C03 02/27/2013 03/25/2013 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002A Other 19261430 D 02/27/2013 03/25/2013 $3,675 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002B Serious 19261430 G01 02/27/2013 03/25/2013 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200535441Event: 11/10/2012Employee Injures Back While Lifting A Patient
On November 13, 2012, Employee #1 was in the Emergency Department Lobby. The employee was performing her assigned task responding to a call in the Woman's restroom, where a patient was found unconscious on the floor. Employee #1, and a coworker and 2 security guards were attempting to lift the patient from the floor and onto a wheelchair. The employee's hands slipped off the patient, and the patient leaned back causing the employee to hyperextended her back. Employee #1 thought she suffered a strain and self-medicated with ibuprofen. On September 15, 2012, Employee #1 reported to an Emergency Room Doctor, and was prescribed pain medication, and put on modified work duty. On November 9, 2012, the pain medication was not working for the employee's back pain. Employee #1 was vomiting, and not able to hold medication down. The employee was admitted to St. Francis Memorial Hospital, where she was further treated. Employee #1 remains hospitalized.
Keywords: unconsciousness, emergency response, health care facility, back, sprain
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316848175 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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