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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1487209.015 - Harper Brothers Construction, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North


Inspection Nr: 1487209.015
Report ID: 0626600
Date Opened: 08/07/2020

Site Address:
Harper Brothers Construction, Llc
12500 Waterworks Way
Humble, TX 77396

Mailing Address:
654 North Sam Houston Pkwy E. Suite 330, Houston, TX 77060

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/07/2020


Case Closed: 01/04/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1639566
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 $6,747 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,747
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 11/16/2020 12/04/2020 $6,747 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128418.015
Event: 08/07/2020
Independent Contractor Is Killed When Struck By Falling Beam

At 9:00 am on August 7, 2020, an independent contractor and employees of a civil engineering company, were working on a construction project at the site of a wa ter purification plant. They were working inside of a 30-foot excavation and us ing a sleeve to join sections of a 108-inch diameter pipe they were installing. The independent contractor, who was hired periodically by the company for weldin g, had just finished welding a high beam onto the end of a pipe section so that an excavator could maneuver the pipe into the sleeve. As the independent contra ctor and an employee was standing near the high beam, the weld on the beam broke . The beam fell, striking the independent contractor. The independent contract or was killed.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, broken weld, construction, crushed, excavation, excavator, falling object, installing, material handling, pipe, pipeline, steel beam, struck by, trench, undrgrd installation

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487209.015 Fatality Welders and cutters
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