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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 116111469 - Three Rivers Diving,Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 116111469Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 04/07/1995

Three Rivers Diving,Inc.
Sioux Power Plant
West Alton, MO 63386
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7389/Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O.Box189, Herculaneum, MO 63048

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/21/1995
Close Case:07/21/1995

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,050
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100022 C 05/04/1995 05/09/1995 $1,050 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170336341Event: 04/07/1995Employee Dies After Fall Through Unsecured Grate Into Well
Employee #1, a diver, was connecting a pump motor in a fish screen well. He exited the well using a 30 foot fixed ladder and stepped across the grate being used as a landing platform. Within 10 seconds of exiting the well, he spoke briefly with a coworker, then collapsed and fell through the well's grated opening. The well, which measured 34 inches wide by 9 feet long and 30 feet deep, had different sections of grating covering the well's opening. A 5 1/2 foot section of the grating was removed to allow material to be fed to the bottom of the well. No protection was provided to prevent Employee #1 from stepping into the opening. He died of severe head, chest, and abdominal injuries.
Keywords: chest, head, abdomen, work rules, well, grating, fall, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116111469 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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