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Inspection: 1604112.015 - Bcomm Constructors Llc.
Inspection Information - Office: San Antonio
Bcomm Constructors Llc.
10451 Fork Creek
San Antonio, TX 78245
1010 Creekview Dr., San Antonio, TX 78219
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 06/24/2022
Emphasis: P:Heatnep, N:Heatnep, L:Constr6, L:Hotdays
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||12/21/2022||01/11/2023||$13,052||$13,052||$0||01/16/2023||C - Contested|
At 5:24 p.m. on June 23, 2022, an employee had been performing soft scaping (han d digging with a shovel) in direct heat with no shade. The employee was in the p rocess of moving fiber optic cable from the street to behind a curb in a grassy area. The goal was for the employee to bury the cable about 12 inches into the g round. The employee complained of feeling tired and was also experiencing crampi ng. Due to these complaints, the employer took the employee off the digging cre w and sent him with a coworker (vac truck operator) to dump a load. When the emp loyee returned from dumping the vac truck, he began performing soft scaping agai n. Shortly after, the employee became combative and the police were called. The employee continued to be aggressive, was refusing aid, then passed out and was unresponsive. EMS was called and the employee was transported to the hopsital a nd died the following day. The employee had been diagnosed with severe heat stro ke and had a core temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
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