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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 1 7
Current Violations 5 1 1 7
Initial Penalty $16,500 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $51,500
Current Penalty $8,250 $17,500 $0 $0 $0 $25,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Willful 296-155-657(1)(A) 07/21/2016 01/26/2016 $17,500 $35,000 $0 09/01/2016 L - State Settlement
  2. 01001B Willful 296-155-655(11)(B) 07/21/2016 01/26/2016 $0 $0 $0 09/01/2016 L - State Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 296-155-110(2) 07/21/2016 08/08/2016 $1,750 $3,500 $0 09/01/2016 L - State Settlement
  4. 02002 Serious 296-155-655(3)(B) 07/21/2016 01/26/2016 $1,750 $3,500 $0 09/01/2016 L - State Settlement
  5. 02003 Serious 296-155-655(9)(C) 07/21/2016 01/26/2016 $1,500 $3,000 $0 09/01/2016 L - State Settlement
  6. 02004 Serious 296-155-655(10)(B) 07/21/2016 01/26/2016 $1,500 $3,000 $0 09/01/2016 L - State Settlement
  7. 02005 Serious 296-155-655(11)(A) 07/21/2016 01/26/2016 $1,750 $3,500 $0 09/01/2016 L - State Settlement
  8. 03001 Other 296-155-110(9)(A) 07/21/2016 01/26/2016 $0 $0 $0 09/01/2016 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 82594.015 Event: 01/26/2016Employee Is Killed When Trench Collapses
At 11:45 a.m. on January 26, 2016, Employee #1 was in a trench to replace a sewe r line at a residential home.The trench was 21 inches wide by 6 feet long and du g in sandy/loam soil between a sidewalk and the house foundation. There was one hydraulic shore on one side of the trench. There was no shoring at either end. T he trenched collapsed and the employer and the fire department attempted rescue, but could not reach the employee. Employee #1 was killed. After 30 minutes, th e fire department changed from a rescue effort to a recovery effort. He was fou nd approximately 7 feet deep in the trench.
Keywords: collapse, shoring, struck by, trench
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1120535.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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