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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 3209376 - Lawerence Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 3209376Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 05/29/1985

Lawerence Construction, Inc.
134 Cedar Street
Charleston, SC 29407
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1522/General Contractors-Residential Buildings, Other Than Single-Family
Mailing: 1655 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/19/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/12/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360776645    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $300
Current Penalty $300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 03001A Serious 19260450 A10 07/05/1985 07/08/1985 $300 $300 $0 -
  2. 03001B Serious 19260451 D10 07/05/1985 07/08/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14215388Event: 05/28/1985Two Employees Injured In Fall From Collapsed Scaffolding
On May, 28, 1985, two employees were on a two buck high tubular weld scaffold painting the gable of a building. The gable was 25 ft high. The scaffold was on uneven ground and was being supported by wood blocks. A ladder was placed on the scaffold and leaned against the building. As Employee #1 was painting the gable, Employee #2 was climbing up and down the ladder to apply paint on the brush. The scaffolding became unbalanced from the movement of the employees causing it to tilt over and fall to the ground. The impact from the fall resulted in both employees receiving injuries. Employee #1 fractured his back in the lumbar region as well as destroyed six of his teeth and Employee #2 crushed two of his vertebras in his back. The employees were not tied off or provided with any fall protection. The causal factors in the collapse were from the non-centroidal forces applied by the leaning ladder and the scaffolding positioned upon non level ground.
Keywords: collapse, back, crushed, fall, vertebra, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3209376 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers
2 3209376 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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