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Inspection: 1510451.015 - Weaver Environmental Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham


Inspection Nr: 1510451.015
Report ID: 0418300
Date Opened: 01/15/2021

Site Address:
Weaver Environmental Services, Inc.
7189 New Life Circle
Huntsville, AL 35806

Mailing Address:
1110 Putman Drive Nw, Huntsville, AL 35816

Union Status: NonUnion


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

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/16/2021

Emphasis: N:Svep, N:Trench

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Inspection 1519636 Yes
Inspection 1519633 Yes
Accident 1721379
Inspection 1510536 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $15,018 $95,572 $0 $0 $0 $110,590
Current Penalty $12,014 $76,458 $0 $0 $0 $88,472
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 19260651 I03 07/14/2021 $4,369 $5,461 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260651 K01 07/14/2021 $7,646 $9,557 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 02001 Willful 19260652 A01 07/14/2021 $76,458 $95,572 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 132478.015
Event: 01/15/2021
Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse

At 1:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021, an employee entered a straight walled, thirty- foot long, five to seven-foot high and four to six-foot wide trench to assist th ree coworkers to install a six-inch PVC sanitary sewer line. Shortly after enter ing the trench, a section of the northwest wall collapsed and buried the employe e. The employee was killed by traumatic asphyxia.

Keywords:asphyxiated, buried, collapse, installing, pipeline, sewer, traumatic, trench

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510451.015 Fatality Construction laborers
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