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Inspection: 1243748.015 - Douglas N. Higgins Inc; Mckenna Contracting Llc; Dba D.N. Higgins

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

 

Inspection Nr: 1243748.015
Report ID: 0418800
Open Date: 01/16/2017

Site Address:
Douglas N. Higgins Inc; Mckenna Contracting Llc; Dba D.N. Higgins
Ifo 181 Long Key Road Lake Surprise
Key Largo, FL 33037

Mailing Address:
3390 Travis Pointe Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction


Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 01/16/2017

Emphasis:

Close Case:


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1173315
Inspection 1203449 Yes
Inspection 1207971 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 10 10
Current Violations 10 10
Initial Penalty $119,507 $0 $0 $0 $0 $119,507
Current Penalty $119,507 $0 $0 $0 $0 $119,507
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. 01001A Serious 19101200 E01 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01001B Serious 19101200 G01 07/14/2017 08/09/2017 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01001C Serious 19101200 H01 07/14/2017 08/09/2017 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 01002A Serious 19261203 E02 II 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $5,432 $5,432 $0 Z - Issued  
5. 01002B Serious 19261204 C06 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
6. 01003 Serious 19261203 E02 III 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
7. 01004 Serious 19261204 B 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
8. 01005 Serious 19261204 C04 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
9. 01006 Serious 19261204 D01 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
10. 01007 Serious 19261204 D09 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
11. 01008 Serious 19261204 I 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
12. 01009A Serious 19261205 A 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
13. 01009B Serious 19261205 F 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
14. 01010A Serious 19261207 A 07/14/2017 07/20/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
15. 01010B Serious 19261207 C 07/14/2017 07/26/2017 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 96757.015
Event: 01/16/2017
Employee Is Asphyxiated Inside Manhole And Is Killed

At 8:30 a.m. on January 16, 2017, an employee was descending a ladder into a man hole to repair a leaking pipe. The employee was overcome by gasses inside the m anhole and was asphyxiated by hydrogen sulfide and methane gas.

Keywords:asphyxiated, confined space, hydrogen sulfide, manhole, methane

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1243748.015 Fatality Pipelayer
2 1243748.015 Fatality Pipelayer
3 1243748.015 Fatality Pipelayer
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