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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1582170.015 - 104127 - Pic Hydro Vac Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 1582170.015
Report ID: 0552700
Open Date: 03/07/2022

Site Address:
104127 - Pic Hydro Vac Inc
200 Chestnut Street E
Stillwater, MN 55082

Mailing Address:
16067 54th Circle, Saint Michael, MN 55376

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/10/2022


Close Case:09/23/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1873200
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 19040039 A02 08/16/2022 08/20/2022 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 144897.015
Event: 03/05/2022
Employee Dies Due To Asphyxiation

On March 2, 2022, an owner/operator was found suctioned to the hose of the hydro vac truck. The employee was working by himself, "pot-holing" to locate utilities . The employee was found unresponsive and was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul MN. The employee had been asphyxiated by his rain coat that was suctioned into the vacuum. He died on March 5, 2022.

Keywords:asphyxiated, hose, unresponsive

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1582170.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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