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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 699558.015 - Northern Concrete Construction Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton

Nr: 699558.015Report ID: 0521100Open Date: 10/22/2012

Northern Concrete Construction Inc.
2909 Fairway Drivenull
Cato, WI 54230
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238110/Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Mailing: Po Box 396null, Denmark, WI 54208

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/22/2012
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:04/29/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint559310 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19261060 A01 I 03/12/2013 04/30/2013 $3,000 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 32075.015Event: 10/17/2012Employee Falls From A Ladder And Is Killed
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on October 17, 2012, an employee, a laborer, was retr ieving lumber stored on the top rack above a freightliner cab which had two ratc het straps, one in front of the cab and one behind the cab. The straps securing the lumber was at a height greater than 9.5 feet above pavement on the left side of the truck. The stock rack had a fixed, 6 feet high ladder positioned behind the cab, on the left side of the flatbed surface which was used to access the ra tchets and lumber above the cab. A coworker walked to the rolling stock truck fo r materials and found the employee lying on his back on the pavement along the l eft side of the truck in a position with his arms and legs spread out. While on his back, the employee's left hand was less than five feet from the side of the truck and within 1 foot of being directly below the ratchet behind the cab. The employee's eyes were open and he was attempting to stand up. The coworker calle d the foreman who instructed the employee to remain still. The employee was assi sted by coworkers to the back of the truck and then to a stack of pallets where the employee was able to sit without assistance for approximately 30 minutes whe n the site manager arrived. The employee vomited and a coworker called 911. Emer gency personnel found the employee alert with no visible injury, no signs of ble eding, and able to understand questions. The employee, with the assistance of an interpreter, informed the coworkers that he had fallen backwards off of the tru ck's ladder from a height of 9.5 feet and landed on the ground surface. Emergenc y personnel transported the employee to a hospital. On October 21, 2012, the emp loyee died from a diffuse cerebral edema due to traumatic subdural and subarachn oid hemorrhage.
Keywords: construction vehicle, fall, residential construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 699558.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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