Inspection: 1618080.015 - Hudick Excavating, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Denver
Hudick Excavating, Inc.
12329 Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
5460 Montana Vista Way, Castle Rock, CO 80108
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 08/30/2022
Case Closed: 06/12/2023
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19260704 E||01/24/2023||02/03/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
At 4:30 p.m. on August 29, 2022, an employee who worked for a construction company was installing manhole barrels for new residential construction. The employee was inside the already installed barrels in order to line up the ladder on the inside as additional pieces were installed. The barrels were lowered by an excavator at the top of the excavation. Coworker #1 unhooked the sling from one side of the manhole barrel and was moving to the other side of the barrel to remove the remaining sling. With one sling still attached, Coworker #2, the excavator operator, moved the arm of the excavator to pick up another manhole barrel section. At that time the barrel still connected to arm of excavator was lifted and swung due to uneven rigging. The employee was struck in the head with the 3 foot high, 2,602 pound piece of precast concrete and later died.
Keywords:concrete, excavator, head, lack of work procedures, lift, manhole, struck by, unstable load, unstable positionBack to Top