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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1246289.015 - Sagres Construction Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Pssi

Nr: 1246289.015Report ID: 0352460Open Date: 07/12/2017

Sagres Construction Corporation
740 Neptune Avenue
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 8350 Terminal Roadsuite A , Lorton, VA 22079

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/19/2017
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:CrshstrkClose Case:04/30/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $12,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,800
Current Penalty $2,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260651 K01 10/05/2017 10/16/2017 $0 $5,200 $0 10/19/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Other 19260652 A02 10/05/2017 10/16/2017 $0 $3,200 $0 10/19/2017 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01002B Serious 19260652 C02 III 10/05/2017 10/16/2017 $0 $0 $0 10/19/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19260652 G01 III 10/05/2017 10/16/2017 $2,200 $4,400 $0 10/19/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97163.015Event: 07/12/2017Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse
At 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2017, an employee was installing water main lines in an excavation measuring approximately 99-feet in length by 2-feet-8 ?-inches in width. The foreman stated that the company arrived on the job site at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday 07/12/17 and started digging at approximately 8:00 a.m., further interviews determined that the water main line that was already in the excavation was installed at 9:30 a.m., one of the other laborers stated that the birch shoring boards and hydraulic jacks that were used for cave-in protection were installed approximately 15-20 minutes before the cave-in occurred. A tape measure was used to determine that the depth of the trench where the cave-in occurred was 7-feet. He stated that the employee was in the trench for approximately 5-minutes backfilling before the accident occurred. According to the laborer, the employee was working within the shoring boards while backfilling. Further interviews with the foreman and a pipe layer determined that the employee was not specifically instructed to enter the trench to start backfilling. However, it was also noted that one of the main jobs of laborers is to backfill the excavation. The pipe layer stated that he walked down the hill in the direction of the employee to get a broom to sweep debris away from the edge of the excavation. On his way back up the hill, he turned around and noticed that the trench had collapsed, at which point he noticed a hard hat in the collapsed dirt and immediately yelled for his co-workers to help. The employee was crushed and killed by the weight of the collapsed dirt causing him to suffocate.
Keywords: trench, crushing, asphyxiated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1246289.015 Fatality Asphyxia Construction Laborer

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