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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1487734.015 - Avis Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson


Inspection Nr: 1487734.015
Report ID: 0419400
Open Date: 08/11/2020

Site Address:
Avis Construction, Inc.
Crouch And Morgan St.
Hollandale, MS 38748

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1260, Greenville, MS 38702

Union Status: NonUnion


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

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/12/2020

Emphasis: N:Trench

Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1641414
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $16,579 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,579
Current Penalty $16,579 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,579
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 5A0001 02/03/2021 02/26/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19260602 A09 I 02/03/2021 02/26/2021 $2,926 $2,926 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128542.015
Event: 08/11/2020
One Is Killed, Two Are Injured By Falling Utility Pole

At 10:45 a.m. on August 11, 2020, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a constr uction company, were sitting on the ground and waiting to begin work on a water main installation. Their coworker was operating a track hoe excavator intended to dig a trench for the installation. The excavator boom struck an overhead guy wire that was supporting a utility pole. The top half of the utility pole brok e and fell, striking Employees #1, #2, and #3. Employee #1 sustained blunt forc e traumatic injuries and was killed. Employees #2 and #3 were transported to th e hospital, treated for their injuries, and released without hospitalization.

Keywords:backhoe boom, blunt force trauma, construction, equipment operator, excavator, falling object, guy, installing, loader/backhoe, repair, struck against, struck by, utility pole, water pipe

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487734.015 Non Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 1487734.015 Non Hospitalized injury Construction laborers
3 1487734.015 Fatality Helpers, construction trades
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