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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1503096.015 - D&H Excavating, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Buffalo


Inspection Nr: 1503096.015
Report ID: 0213600
Open Date: 11/18/2020

Site Address:
D&H Excavating, Inc
Near 3355 Lake Shore Road
Blasdell, NY 14219

Mailing Address:
11939 Route 98 South, Arcade, NY 14009

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/23/2021

Emphasis: N:Trench

Close Case:07/01/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1691869
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $31,539 $0 $0 $0 $0 $31,539
Current Penalty $23,655 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,655
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 19260651 A 04/06/2021 $7,885 $10,513 $0 04/27/2021 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 01002 Serious 19260651 K01 04/06/2021 $7,885 $10,513 $0 04/27/2021 J - ALJ Decision  
3. 01003 Serious 19260652 A01 04/06/2021 $7,885 $10,513 $0 04/27/2021 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131217.015
Event: 11/18/2020
Employee Is Killed During Trench Collapse

At 4:30 p.m. on November 18, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction excav ation company, was working on a pipeline installation project. He was in a tren ch and tightening bolts on an end cap. A section of the trench sidewall collaps ed and struck the employee, causing him to fall and strike his head on a plumbin g valve. The employee sustained blunt force traumatic injury to his head and wa s killed.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, brain, cave-in, construction, excavation, head, skull, struck against, struck by, structural collapse, trench, unprotected, valve, wall

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1503096.015 Fatality Construction Laborer
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