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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1610550.015 - Underground Utilities Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus


Inspection Nr: 1610550.015
Report ID: 0522500
Date Opened: 07/27/2022

Site Address:
Underground Utilities Inc.
917 Whitethorne Ave
Columbus, OH 43223

Mailing Address:
416 West Monroe St. P.O. Box 428, Monroeville, OH 44847

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/27/2022

Emphasis: N:Trench

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1925203
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 1 5
Current Violations 3 1 1 5
Initial Penalty $38,120 $0 $18,231 $11,396 $0 $67,747
Current Penalty $38,120 $0 $18,231 $11,396 $0 $67,747
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 19260251 A01 01/13/2023 $14,502 $14,502 $0 02/06/2023 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 19260652 D03 01/13/2023 $9,116 $9,116 $0 02/06/2023 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Serious 19260652 G01 III 01/13/2023 01/26/2023 $14,502 $14,502 $0 02/06/2023 C - Contested  
4. 02001 Repeat 19260652 G02 01/13/2023 01/26/2023 $18,231 $18,231 $0 02/06/2023 C - Contested  
5. 03001 Other 19040039 A01 01/13/2023 $11,396 $11,396 $0 02/06/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 148209.015
Event: 07/26/2022
Employee Is Killed When Pinned By Trench Box

At 2:30 a.m. on July 26, 2022, an employee was climbing into a trench. The emplo yee climbed onto the end of the trench box (spreader bars), and one side of the two point sling came unhooked from the trench box, causing the box to fall and p in the employee between the spreader bars and wall of the trench. The employee w as killed due to a crushed chest and head.

Keywords:caught between, chest, crushed, head, pinned, struck by, trench, trench box

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1610550.015 Fatality Construction Laborer
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