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Inspection: 1606436.015 - 65121 - Earth Works Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky


Inspection Nr: 1606436.015
Report ID: 0452110
Date Opened: 07/07/2022

Site Address:
65121 - Earth Works Llc
7203 Orell Rd.
Valley Station, KY 40272

Mailing Address:
701 Double Spring Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/31/2022

Emphasis: N:Trench

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1916275
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 $14,650 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $21,650
Current Penalty $14,650 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $21,650
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 C02 12/09/2022 12/15/2022 $4,900 $4,900 $0 01/19/2023 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 19260652 A01 12/09/2022 12/15/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 01/19/2023 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Serious 19260652 B 12/09/2022 12/15/2022 $2,750 $2,750 $0 01/19/2023 C - Contested  
4. 02001 Other 19040032 A01 12/09/2022 12/22/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 01/19/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147695.015
Event: 07/06/2022
Employee Is Killed When Trench Wall Collapses

At 12:00 a.m. on July 6, 2022, an employee of Earth Works LLC was working in an approximately 10 foot trench, when the trench wall collapsed. The employee died while trapped in the trench.

Keywords:asphyxiated, collapse, crushed, trapped, trench, trench box, unstable soil

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1606436.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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