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Case Status: PENALTY PAYMENT PLAN IN PLACE

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Inspection: 1397451.015 - Whitten Construction, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 1397451.015Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 05/01/2019

Whitten Construction, Llc
Streeter Rd
Jumping Branch, WV 25969
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 524 Marvin Deeds Road, Jumping Branch, WV 25969

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/01/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1450860    
Case Status: PENALTY PAYMENT PLAN IN PLACE

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,205 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,205
Current Penalty $2,523 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,523
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100135 A01 08/29/2019 09/05/2019 $1,364 $2,273 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100215 A04 08/29/2019 $1,159 $1,932 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100215 B09 08/29/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115862.015Event: 05/01/2019Employee Is Struck By Falling Tree Limb And Is Killed
At 9:45 a.m. on May 1, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a construction company, were felling and clearing a tree. Employee #1 and three coworkers were cutting large limbs on the ground. One coworker was operating an excavator with a bucket clamp attachment and moving large limbs that had been cut from the tree to the area where the other employees were working on the ground. For unknown reasons, Employee #1 ran underneath a limb being held by the excavator. The limb slipped out from the clamp and fell, striking Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: struck by, logger, head, logging, fracture, excavator, falling object, construction, brain, tree limb, tree, skull
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1397451.015 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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