3 workers died in the viaduct crash employer 14 thousand pounds fine

3 thousand lira fine for the employer in the viaduct accident in which 14 workers died: The Labor Inspection Board report of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security regarding the death of 3 workers who fell together with concrete and pier while concreting in the construction of the 3 Bosphorus Bridge Northern Marmara Motorway viaduct in Istanbul was completed. Due to the 12 deficiencies found in violation of the legislation that caused the accident, a total administrative fine of 14 TL was imposed on the employer.
The report prepared by the chief inspector Lütfi Alpsoy, assistant labor inspectors Ayhan Mercan and Selahattin Cerrah about the accident that occurred in the viaduct numbered V-5 on April 35 and resulted in the death of workers Lütfü Bulut, Yaşar Bulut, Kahraman Baltaoğlu was completed.
In the 37-page report, the construction of the bridge and highway, the construction of which was undertaken by the ICA İçtaş-Astaldi partnership, kazanIt was noted that the subcontractor Ongun Yapı ve Tasarım Sanayi Ticaret company carried out the construction of the viaduct no.
In the report, it was stated that workers Lütfü Bulut, Yaşar Bulut and Kahraman Baltaoğlu died when they were vibrating and screeding on the elevation head, when they fell together with the concrete of the formwork and scaffolding on one side of the head. As a result of the fact that the head concrete and reinforcement poured on the scaffold is approximately 90 thousand kilograms, the scaffold connections were not built to withstand this load, or the bending and overturning of the scaffold as a result of possible mold openings. kazanoccurred was recorded.
"No lifeline system"
The 12 deficiencies identified in the 'non-compliance with the legislation that caused the accident' section of the report are as follows:
1 - The employer did not ensure the occupational health and safety of the employees.
2- The wall anchors of the remaining scaffold were found to be total 15 pieces, and they were connected to the elevation wall of the scaffold by anchoring anchored anchor and the closest to the first scaffold leg. As such, the scaffold is not capable of lifting the lateral load. The scaffold is not securely supported, and is not properly fixed against horizontal and vertical forces.
3- No interruptions between the upper and lower ends of the scaffold have been made to ensure the stability and non-separation of the interconnecting elements.
4- Connection and fixing points of the scaffold are not capable of meeting the static and dynamic forces caused by the load.
5- The base plates on the feet of the scaffolding that touch the floor do not have the base plates and the supports required to distribute the load.
6- No detailed control has been made about the scaffolds and no detailed report has been prepared.
7- There is no horizontal life line system to keep the employees in hanging and falling situations in case of mold and scaffold collapse.
8 - Horizontal life line and equipment were not determined in the health and safety plan and health and safety file of the project.
9- A qualified person has not been appointed by the employer to control and supervise the work at the height.
10 - The molds were not controlled continuously until the concrete pouring was completed, and the adequacy of the measures against the possibility of mold opening and explosion was not reviewed.
11- Regular, detailed control is not carried out as to whether the mold is suitable for the concrete formwork.
12- The mold of the head part is not to be integrated in itself and with the scaffolding connections.
14 thousand 560 lira fine
Not foreseeing the danger in the design and planning, not making the production strong enough, not providing the control kazanIt was stated that the most important reason for In the report, it was stated that it was deemed appropriate to impose an administrative fine of 12 thousand 14 liras on the subcontractor company due to the failure to fulfill 560 deficiencies in violation of the legislation that caused the accident.
The decision to stop the work was not implemented in the 19th viaduct
In the report, on 15 November 2013, the construction of the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge and the Northern Marmara Motorway project was inspected in the 19th viaduct construction carried out by another subcontractor, 4 life-threatening deficiencies were detected and the subcontractor company was fined 4 thousand 312. It was stated that the work was requested to be stopped. However, it was pointed out that there is no report in the workplace file showing that sealing was applied regarding the decision to suspend the work, and it was also stated that the employer did not have an application for the suspension of the decision.
"It is not right to expect the state to inspect every viaduct"
In the report, it was stated that a scheduled inspection was carried out between October 5 and December 20, 2013, covering the bridge and highway construction site and all subcontractors, and it was ensured that the identified deficiencies were eliminated. During this inspection kazanIt has been reported that the viaduct no. 35, where the bridge took place, was also inspected, but since the construction of the head part has not started yet and the piers have not been established, no determination can be made in this direction.
The report said:
“Employers are obliged to carry out all production according to occupational health and safety procedures and principles. It is not right to expect the state to inspect every manufacturing, every viaduct, every standing and to see this as a lack of control. In any inspection system in the world, there is no understanding or practice that there will be control for every part of the production. The state does not have employees in every workplace to be assigned for each production during the continuation of the activity. In addition, the opening of the head mold of the viaduct leg or the fact that the connections of the scaffold are not solid, it is not easily detected in the inspections carried out on behalf of the state.
"Low administrative fines applied"
Unal Demirtas, the lawyer of the dead worker brothers Lütfü and Yaşar Bulut, argued that the administrative fines imposed on the employer were low.
Demirtaş said, “The employer putting aside the work safety precautions in order to finish the job quickly and continuing the working system and wanting to gain excessive profit caused such an accident. The low administrative fines imposed also encourages employers. "Giving heavier penalties for occupational safety measures will help prevent such accidents."

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