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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1486301.015 - Nichols Contracting Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa


Inspection Nr: 1486301.015
Report ID: 0420600
Date Opened: 07/31/2020

Site Address:
Nichols Contracting Inc.
17755 U.S. 19 N. Colonial Center Bayside
Clearwater, FL 33764

Mailing Address:
9250 Belvedere Road Suite D-111, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/31/2020


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1635884
Inspection 1490934 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $34,719 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,719
Current Penalty $34,719 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,719
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 01/29/2021 02/25/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 02/22/2021 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 01/29/2021 02/25/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 02/22/2021 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Serious 19261203 A 01/29/2021 03/18/2021 $8,778 $8,778 $0 02/22/2021 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128236.015
Event: 07/31/2020
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Elevator

At 2:15 p.m. on July 31, 2020, an employee and coworker were in an elevator shaf t replacing lights. At some point, the elevator descended on top of the employee while still working in the shaft. The elevator crushed and killed the employee as it pinned the employee down.

Keywords:asphyxiated, crushed, elevator, elevator shaft, falling object, installing, lighting, lockout/tagout, pinned, warning sign

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486301.015 Fatality Elevator installers and repairers
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