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Case Status: PENALTIES REFERRED TO DEBT COLLECTION

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Inspection: 488420.015 - Lh Musser & Sons, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Baltimore

Nr: 488420.015Report ID: 0316100Open Date: 06/26/2012

Lh Musser & Sons, Inc.
4300 16th Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20009
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Mailing: 23506 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/14/2012
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident417690    
Case Status: PENALTIES REFERRED TO DEBT COLLECTION

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $4,900 $2,000 $6,900
Current Penalty $3,675 $1,500 $5,175
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/05/2012 10/12/2012 $3,675 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A 10/05/2012 10/12/2012 $1,500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 20255.015Event: 06/20/2012Employee Dies Of Heat Related Illness
At approximately 7:30 a.m., on June 20, 2012, an employee and coworkers arrived with their equipment at the site to pave a church parking lot. The preparation of the parking lot began with the employee operating the milling skid loader t o remove the old asphalt. The preparation work took approximately two hours an d several breaks for water were taken by all workers as needed. The first load of asphalt arrived at approximately 10:30 a.m. and it took 35-45 minutes to pav e the first section of the lot. The workers took a lunch break and rested while waiting for the next load of asphalt to arrive approximately one hour later. T he second load arrived at approximately 1:20 p.m. and took approximately one ho ur to pave the remainder of the lot. The employee and a coworker operated the L eeboy paver. At approximately 2:15 p.m., the paving was complete and they star ted to clean up the site. The employee walked to the end of the alley and sat d own on a wall in the shade while others were cleaning up the site. After a shor t period of time, the workers saw the employee walking around when he collapsed . Two men driving by in a vehicle saw the employee collapse and stopped to rend er assistance and called the emergency medical services. The coworkers tried t o help the employee until emergency medical service arrived. The emergency per sonnel arrived and after assessing the employee, transported him to the Washing ton Hospital Center. The employee suffered from what was believed to be heat re lated illness and was unconscious. He never regained consciousness. At 10:26 p .m. the employee died. The weather conditions on that day were extremely hot an d humid. Weather data obtained from the NOAA website indicated the ambient air temperature at 2:35 p.m. was 98 F with the relative humidity at 35%. Using the heat index calculator from this web page the heat index at this time was 102F.
Keywords: asphalt, heat exhaustion, milling machine, heat, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 488420.015 Heat Exhaustion Equipment Operator: Heavy

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