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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1471037.015 - North Houston Pole Line, L.P.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South


Inspection Nr: 1471037.015
Report ID: 0626700
Date Opened: 03/25/2020

Site Address:
North Houston Pole Line, L.P.
12525 East I-10 Frontage
Baytown, TX 77523

Mailing Address:
1608 Margaret St., Houston, TX 77093

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/25/2020


Case Closed: 04/14/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1558534
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
Current Penalty $10,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,120
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/03/2020 09/03/2021 $10,120 $13,494 $0 10/02/2020 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 125016.015
Event: 03/24/2020
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pipe Tongs While Boring

At 9:00 a.m. on March 24, 2020, Employee #1 and some Coworkers, boring operators (crew), were running wire inside of drill stems, while installing a power trans mission line and as his coworkers stopped to clean the mud pit, Employee #1 then placed a pipe tong on a stem. After the mud pit was cleaned, Coworker #1, a fo reman, instructed the boring operator to initiate boring; however, the area surr ounding the pipe stems was not cleared and as result, Employee #1 was struck in the back of the head by the pipe tong attached to the stem. Afterwards, Employee #1 sustained blunt force trauma to the head and was then transported to the hos pital and later pronounced dead.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, cleaning, conduit, contact, drill, elec equipment--misc, elec insulation, elec utility work, electrical, electrical work, head, inattention, installing, operator, wire line

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1471037.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
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