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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1625551.015 - Furlong Excavating, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights


Inspection Nr: 1625551.015
Report ID: 0524530
Date Opened: 09/26/2022

Site Address:
Furlong Excavating, Inc.
Corner Of N Poplar & Kerr St
Centralia, IL 62801

Mailing Address:
1046 State Route 37, Kell, IL 62853

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: 09/26/2022

Emphasis: N:Trench

Case Closed: 04/27/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1950854
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,974 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,974
Current Penalty $11,719 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,719
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. 01001A Serious 19260020 B01 03/20/2023 04/21/2023 $0 $3,349 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19260652 A01 03/20/2023 04/21/2023 $11,719 $15,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 150101.015
Event: 09/26/2022
One Employee Is Killed And Another Fractures Pelvis In Trenc

At 10:30 a.m. on September 26, 2022, four employees were working in a public roa dway performing boring operations. The employees dug a trench that was approxima tely eight feet, nine inches in depth, thirty-four feet long, and twelve feet, n ine inches wide for placement of a boring machine. Two employees entered the exc avation to perform work. Employee #1 was bent over and using a hammer to drive a stake into the bottom of the excavation and Employee #2 was standing up, using a measuring device to obtain a measurement when the wall on the east side of the excavation broke loose and fell, engulfing the employees in the soil. Employee #1 was crushed under weight of the soil and completely engulfed. Employee #2 was buried up his waist in soil. One of the other employees heard Employee #2 yell and called emergency services. Emergency services arrived on the site to conduct excavation rescue operations. Employee #1 was declared dead on site due to trau matic crushing. Employee #2 suffered a fractured pelvis and was hospitalized for treatment.

Keywords:boring machine, collapse, crushed, crushing, engulfed, excavation, fracture, pelvis, trench, trench box, trench digger

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1625551.015 Fatality Construction Laborer
2 1625551.015 Non Hospitalized injury Excavating and loading machine operators
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