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Inspection: 1606077.015 - 152247 - Brindle Site Services, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte
152247 - Brindle Site Services, Inc.
Hatley Farm Rd. And Hwy 73
Albemarle, NC 28001
9440 John White Road, Midland, NC 28107
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 07/05/2022
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Willful||19260652 A01||01/03/2023||01/11/2023||$43,506||$43,506||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||02001||Serious||19260020 B01||01/03/2023||01/11/2023||$4,350||$4,350||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|3.||02002||Serious||19260651 J02||01/03/2023||01/11/2023||$14,502||$14,502||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|4.||02003||Serious||19260651 K01||01/03/2023||01/11/2023||$4,350||$4,350||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
At 8:30 a.m. on July 5, 2022, two employees working at an undeveloped housing community were digging a trench to accommodate a sewer line for future homesites. While digging the trench with an excavator, Employee #1 was in the trench performing work with a shovel. The trench was 8.5 feet in depth and 36 inches wide. The soil was determined as Type C soil. There were no protective measures in place. The trench walls collapsed and according to the coworker, Employee #1 ran towards the excavator in the opposite direction of an extension ladder that had been placed for access. Employee #1 was fully covered by soil resulting in Employee #1's death.
Keywords:caught in, collapse, dig, engulfed, excavator, extension ladder, residential construction, sewer, shovel, suffocated, trench, trench box, trench digger, unguarded, unstable soil
|1||1606077.015||Fatality||Occupation not reported|