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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1501662.015 - R H Plumbing, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson


Inspection Nr: 1501662.015
Report ID: 0419400
Open Date: 11/04/2020

Site Address:
R H Plumbing, Inc.
1804 S. Green St.
Tupelo, MS 38801

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 417, Okolona, MS 38860

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/06/2020


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1683239
Inspection 1501723 Yes
Inspection 1502111 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $28,398 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,398
Current Penalty $28,398 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,398
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 19100147 C04 I 04/30/2021 05/24/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 I A 04/30/2021 05/24/2021 $6,144 $6,144 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003A Serious 19100147 D03 04/30/2021 05/24/2021 $8,601 $8,601 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 01003B Serious 19100147 D04 I 04/30/2021 05/24/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
5. 01003C Serious 19100147 D06 04/30/2021 05/24/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
6. 02001 Other 19100147 F02 I 04/30/2021 05/24/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130981.015
Event: 11/03/2020
Employee Is Struck And Killed In Air Pressure Release Incide

At 1:15 p.m. on November 3, 2020, Employee #1, employed by an HVAC company, was working at a customer's commercial facility. He was in the process of removing a coupler and blind from the intake header of an air dryer. The employee did no t first relieve the air pressure from the header. When he loosened the coupler bolts, the coupler and blind were propelled off the header by the pressure relea se. Employee #1 was struck by the flying parts. Employee #1 sustained blunt fo rce traumatic injuries and was killed.

Keywords:air pressure, blunt force trauma, bolt, couplings, dismantling, hvac, high pressure, maintenance, plumbing, pressure release, repair, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1501662.015 Fatality Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters
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