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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123446221 - B. B. & B. Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 123446221Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 03/28/2000

B. B. & B. Construction
156 Frona Ln
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/28/2000
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:09/01/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $15,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,250
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 05/23/2000 06/05/2000 $2,070 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260100 A 05/23/2000 06/05/2000 $2,070 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260602 A09 II 05/23/2000 06/05/2000 $720 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260651 C02 05/23/2000 06/05/2000 $2,070 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260652 A01 05/23/2000 06/05/2000 $2,070 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200260867Event: 03/27/2000Employee Killed When Excavation Wall Caves In
Employee #1 worked for a company contracted to install new sewer bypass lines. He was in an 80 ft long by 5 ft wide by 6 1/2 ft to 7 ft deep excavation that was 7 ft away from a parallel excavation. The parallel excavation held the old sewer line being replaced and there was approximately 2 ft of undisturbed earth between the two trenches. Approximately 20 ft of the north wall of the excavation collapsed inward onto Employee #1, killing him. No ladder had been provided for safe and quick entry and exit. There was also no form of cave-in protection being utilized, other than an inadequate attempt at benching. The height of the bench measured 7 ft from the bottom of the excavation; the standard allows for 4 ft. The width of the shelf was approximately 4 ft; the standard requires this width to be 6 ft.
Keywords: excavation, collapse, work rules, construction, trench, shoring, sloping, cave-in
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123446221 Fatality Fracture Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters

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