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Inspection: 1606077.015 - 152247 - Brindle Site Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte


Inspection Nr: 1606077.015
Report ID: 0453730
Date Opened: 07/05/2022

Site Address:
152247 - Brindle Site Services, Inc.
Hatley Farm Rd. And Hwy 73
Albemarle, NC 28001

Mailing Address:
9440 John White Road, Midland, NC 28107

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/05/2022

Emphasis: N:Trench

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1915600
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $23,202 $43,506 $0 $0 $0 $66,708
Current Penalty $23,202 $43,506 $0 $0 $0 $66,708
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 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147592.015
Event: 07/05/2022
Employee Is Killed When Trench Collapses

At 8:30 a.m. on July 5, 2022, two employees working at an undeveloped housing co mmunity 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 perfor ming work with a shovel. The trench was 8.5 feet in depth and 36 inches wide. Th e 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 towa rds 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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1606077.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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