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Inspection: 306748286 - R & B Contracting, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville


Inspection Nr: 306748286
Report ID: 0419700
Date Opened: 01/12/2004

Site Address:
R & B Contracting, Inc.
2470 County Road 210 West
St Augustine, FL 32092

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 11833, Jacksonville, FL 32239

Union Status: NonUnion


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

Inspection Type: Unprog Rel

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/12/2004

Emphasis: N:Trench

Case Closed: 04/08/2004

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101353522

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201352358
Event: 01/09/2004
Employee Drowns In Excavation

On January 9, 2004, Employee #1 was operating a Komatsu, Model Number PC300LC-6, excavator for lot preparation, drainage and road work of a residential subdivision under construction. The excavator was equipped with an arm and grapple hook. Employee #1 was instructed to remove brush and debris in and around a mitigation pond, located in wetlands, for the installation of a water pump. In the area that he was working, there was a 6-foot-deep excavation that was previously dug, approximately one week before. This excavation was located under the shallow water of the pond, making it difficult to see the edges. Additionally, no warning signs/markers were posted. For some reason, he machine slid and fell into the excavation. The cab of the excavator went under water, allowing water and mud to enter. Employee #1 became trapped and drowned.

Keywords:excavation, lung, asphyxiated, slip, inhalation, excavator, fall, drown, warning sign, water

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306748286 Occupation not reported
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