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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1491613.015 - Unitas Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North


Inspection Nr: 1491613.015
Report ID: 0626600
Open Date: 09/03/2020

Site Address:
Unitas Construction, Inc.
Parkland Trail Crossing
Cypress, TX 77433

Mailing Address:
6725 S Fry Road Ste 700-351, Katy, TX 77494

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/03/2020

Emphasis: N:Trench

Close Case:06/02/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1656569
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $34,405 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,405
Current Penalty $12,041 $0 $0 $7,373 $0 $19,414
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 Other 19260251 B01 02/23/2021 03/01/2021 $2,458 $4,915 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 19260651 C02 02/23/2021 $4,915 $6,144 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003A Serious 19260651 E 02/23/2021 03/01/2021 $6,021 $8,601 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01003B Serious 19260651 J02 02/23/2021 03/01/2021 $0 $6,144 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 01005 Serious 19260652 A01 02/23/2021 03/01/2021 $6,021 $8,601 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129269.015
Event: 09/03/2020
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Manhole Cone In Trench

At 2:00 p.m. on September 3, 2020, an employee was working in a trench to receiv e a manhole cone as it was lowered into the excavation. As the excavator operato r lifted the arm out of the trench, a chain attached to the arm of the excavator caught onto the lifting point of the cone, which caused it to slip off and fall onto the employee. The employee received traumatic injuries to the face, head a nd neck and was killed.

Keywords:chain, excavation, excavator, face, falling object, head, neck, slip, struck against, struck by, traumatic, trench

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491613.015 Fatality Construction laborers
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