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Inspection: 123270993 - Laser Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 123270993Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 10/28/2000

Laser Construction
5330 Fm 1640
Richmond, TX 77469
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: #6 North Slash Pine Park, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/23/2001
Close Case:05/29/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360975197    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $6,300 $189,000 $0 $0 $0 $195,300
Current Penalty $6,300 $189,000 $0 $0 $0 $195,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260651 C02 04/23/2001 04/27/2001 $6,300 $6,300 $0 05/18/2001 R - Review Commission
  2. 02001 Willful 19260651 J02 04/23/2001 04/27/2001 $63,000 $63,000 $0 05/18/2001 R - Review Commission
  3. 02002 Willful 19260652 A01 04/23/2001 04/27/2001 $63,000 $63,000 $0 05/18/2001 R - Review Commission
  4. 02003 Willful 19260652 G01 III 04/23/2001 04/27/2001 $63,000 $63,000 $0 05/18/2001 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 360975197Event: 10/28/2000Three Employees Killed By Caving In Of Trench Wall
On October 28, 2000, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were laying a utility pipe in a trench 17-ft. deep by 5 ft. wide. Only one 8-ft. by 16-ft. by 4-ft. trench box was used and no benching and shoring for the rest of the trench. Spoils were placed to the edge of the trench. An electrical conduit trench ran parallel and 5 ft., center to center with the utility trench weakening the wall that caved in. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were killed.
Keywords: conduit, trench, pipe, cave-in
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123270993 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers
2 123270993 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers
3 123270993 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers

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