Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: OPEN

Note: The following inspection has not been indicated as closed. Please be aware that the information shown may change, e.g. violations may be added or deleted. For open cases, in which a citation has been issued, the citation information may not be available for 5 days following receipt by the employer for Federal inspections or for 30 days following receipt by the employer for State inspections.

Inspection: 1509031.015 - A & W Excavations, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 1509031.015
Report ID: 0418600
Date Opened: 01/05/2021

Site Address:
A & W Excavations, Inc.
841 Main St.
Chipley, FL 32428

Mailing Address:
1361 O'Connell Lane, Chipley, FL 32428

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: 01/07/2021

Emphasis: N:Svep, L:Fall

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1716837
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 2 9
Current Violations 6 1 2 9
Initial Penalty $31,206 $136,532 $0 $4,339 $0 $172,077
Current Penalty $12,486 $55,961 $0 $1,999 $0 $70,446
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 19260095 A 06/21/2021 07/01/2021 $2,185 $5,461 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260102 A01 06/21/2021 07/01/2021 $1,873 $4,681 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19260501 B01 06/21/2021 07/01/2021 $2,185 $5,461 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19260503 A01 06/21/2021 07/01/2021 $2,185 $5,461 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 01005 Serious 19260850 A 06/21/2021 07/01/2021 $2,185 $5,461 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
6. 01006 Serious 19261053 B13 06/21/2021 07/01/2021 $1,873 $4,681 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
7. 02001 Willful 19260850 B 06/21/2021 07/01/2021 $55,961 $136,532 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
8. 03001 Other 19040039 A01 06/21/2021 $1,561 $3,901 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
9. 04001 Other 19030019 C01 10/25/2021 11/12/2021 $438 $438 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 132211.015
Event: 01/04/2021
One Employee Is Killed, Three Are Hospitalized When Roof Col

At 4:00 p.m. on January 4, 2021, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a constr uction company, were engaged in the demolition of a commercial building. The fo ur employees had worked as pipe layers (trenching and excavation work) in the pa st and did not have the background to understand the hazards and means of protec tion when working at heights. They were working from the building's trusses and using chain saws to cut out the rafters. No employee had been provided fall pr otection or PPE to protect them from the hazards of operating chain saws. The c rew later stated they were not trained on fall protection, and the employer was unable to provide proof of fall protection training for his employees. As they were chain sawing the rafters connected to the trusses, the roof collapsed. Emp loyee #1 and the others fell, a fall height of approximately 15 feet. Employee #1 died at the scene. Three employees were transported to the hospital, one for treatment of a fractured leg, the others for contusions.

Keywords:beam, blunt force trauma, chain saw, construction, cutting, demolition, fall, fall protection, fracture, leg, ppe, rafter, roof collapse, structural collapse, truss

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1509031.015 Fatality Construction laborers
Back to Top

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.