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Inspection: 316890987 - Chiaramonte Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 316890987Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 01/02/2013

Chiaramonte Construction Company
Roadway At Intersection Of South Street And
Libertytown, MD 21762
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1751/Carpentry Work
NAICS: 238130/Framing Contractors
Mailing: 605 Raleigh Place, Se, Washington, DC 20032

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/14/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/23/2013
Emphasis: L:Crshstrk, S:Construction (1500-1799)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $5,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,500
Current Penalty $2,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L01 I 03/18/2013 05/02/2013 $1,375 $2,750 $0 03/28/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 50104 A 03/18/2013 03/18/2013 $1,375 $2,750 $0 03/28/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19100178 L06 03/18/2013 05/02/2013 $0 $0 $0 03/28/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202651899Event: 01/02/2013Power Buggy Driver Is Catapulted, Incurs Head, Knee Injuries
On January 2, 2013, Employee #1, a carpenter employed by Chiaramonte Construction Company, was operating a power buggy to transport stones from a residential housing construction site to a dumping area. The dumping area was located approximately 2,000 feet away on Fire Department property. The employee stood on the operating platform of the power buggy and drove the buggy approximately 500 feet on a public county roadway. The buggy nose-dived and catapulted the employee approximately 10 feet in the air. The employee landed in the asphalt culvert along the right side of the roadway, in front of the Fire Department. Fire Department personnel witnessed and responded to the event. The employee was flown by Life Flight to a hospital shock trauma facility. He was hospitalized and treated for head trauma, lacerations to the scalp that required five stitches, and a torn tendon in his left knee that required surgery. Investigation determined that the power buggy was operated on a 6-degree slope on a public county road, whereas the operator's manual did not permit the buggy to be driven on public roadways. The manual specified a maximum buggy speed of 7 mph, and the operator was traveling at approximately 5 mph. The operator was hauling large rocks, an activity not permitted by the buggy manufacturer. The operator's manual states that the buggy is intended to haul only free-flowing material. The employee was not trained in the safe operation of the power buggy.
Keywords: knee, head, tendon, ditch, carpenter, driver, laceration, asphalt, cart
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316890987 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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