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Case Status: OPEN

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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 Rdnull
Jumping Branch, WV 25969
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 524 Marvin Deeds Roadnull, Jumping Branch, WV 25969

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

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: OPEN

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 constructi on company, were felling and clearing a tree. Employee #1 and three coworkers w ere 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 unk nown reasons, Employee #1 ran underneath a limb being held by the excavator. Th e limb slipped out from the clamp and fell, striking Employee #1. Employee #1 w as killed.
Keywords: brain, construction, excavator, falling object, fracture, head, logger, logging, skull, struck by, tree, tree limb
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1397451.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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