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Inspection: 123273302 - Mercer Construction Company,Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

 

Inspection Nr: 123273302
Report ID: 0626700
Open Date: 01/11/2001

Site Address:
Mercer Construction Company,Inc.
South Hill & Blackstone-Lift Station Const.Site
Alvin, TX 77511

Mailing Address:
909 North Colorado, Edna, TX 77957

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:1623

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/11/2001

Emphasis:

Close Case:02/26/2002


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360972368
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 4 9
Current Violations 5 4 9
Initial Penalty $4,600 $0 $0 $1,250 $0 $5,850
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B06 I 07/05/2001 07/05/2001 $0 $1,250 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  
2. 01002 Serious 19260502 A02 07/05/2001 07/05/2001 $0 $1,250 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  
3. 01003 Serious 19261053 B15 07/05/2001 07/05/2001 $0 $625 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  
4. 01004 Serious 19261053 B16 07/05/2001 07/05/2001 $0 $1,250 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  
5. 01005 Serious 19261060 B 07/05/2001 07/18/2001 $0 $225 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  
6. 02001 Other 19040002 A 07/05/2001 07/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  
7. 02002 Other 19040005 B 07/05/2001 07/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  
8. 02003 Other 19040005 C 07/05/2001 07/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  
9. 02004 Other 19040008 07/05/2001 07/09/2001 $0 $1,250 $0 08/02/2001 R - Review Commission  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 123273302
Event: 01/09/2001
Employee Killed In Fall From Elevation

At approximately 8:21 a.m. on January 9, 2001, Employee #1 fell into a pit. While cleaning out the lift station using a water jet and a suction pump, Employee #1 fell into the wet well and hit his head on a ladder on his way down. Employee #1 also hit a ledge with some part of his body. Employee #1 landed in approximately 5 ft of raw sewage. Employee #1 broke his spinal cord. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords:spine, cleaning, ladder, struck against, pit, fall, sewage

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123273302 Fatality Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
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