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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1412918.015 - Smith Mountain Investments, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 1412918.015Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 07/02/2019

Smith Mountain Investments, Llc
3rd Ave And Main Stnull
Inman, NE 68742
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 629 Horseback Rd.Null, Anson, ME 04911

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/03/2019
Close Case:10/29/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,564 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,564
Current Penalty $14,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/22/2019 12/20/2019 $7,450 $9,282 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100151 B 10/22/2019 12/20/2019 $7,450 $9,282 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 117645.015Event: 07/01/2019Employee Digging Holes Dies From Heat Stroke
At 7:30 p.m. on July 1, 2019, Employee #1, on his first day employed by a utilit y pole services company, had dug 48 18-inch deep holes around wood telephone pol es so that other employees could perform inspections of the poles' bases. The o utside temperature was high on this day, and Employee #1 had been performing hea vy physical work since 6:30 a.m. Employee #1 collapsed and could not be revived . Emergency services were called, and he was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead from hyperthermia, dehydration, and cardiac arrest.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, construction, heat, heat stroke, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1412918.015 Fatality Inspectors, testers and graders

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