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Inspection: 1314977.015 - Empire Equipment Service Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 1314977.015Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 05/09/2018

Empire Equipment Service Inc.
Glenn Ranch Rd. & Viejo Ridgenull
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 5271 Agate St.Null, Riverside, CA 92509

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/08/2018
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1336306    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 1 3
Initial Penalty $21,600 $0 $43,200 $1,200 $0 $66,000
Current Penalty $21,600 $0 $43,200 $1,200 $0 $66,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509(A) 11/08/2018 12/11/2018 $1,200 $1,200 $0 01/07/2019 C - Contested
  2. 02001 Serious 1541(K) 11/08/2018 11/21/2018 $21,600 $21,600 $0 01/07/2019 C - Contested
  3. 03001 Repeat 15410001 A 11/08/2018 11/21/2018 $43,200 $43,200 $0 01/07/2019 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105437.015Event: 05/09/2018Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse
At 2:45 p.m. on May 9, 2018, Employee #1, a supervisor, was in charge of excavat ing and installing sewer and water lines at a construction site. He was working with his crew in a 17 foot deep trench. The trench had been benched and sloped f or Type B soil, but should have been classified as Type C soil, which other mean s of guarding the location would have been used. During work, a 30 foot by 4 foo t section of the trench began to cave in. Employee #1 was engulfed by the collap sed soil and was killed.
Keywords: avalanche, cave-in, collapse, excavation, sewer, struck by, trench, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1314977.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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