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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1419013.015 - Hy-Turf Seeding, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 1419013.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 07/29/2019

Hy-Turf Seeding, Llc
Wisdom High School6529 Beverly Hill Street
Houston, TX 77057
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 5403 Red Oak Lanenull, Spring, TX 77379

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/29/2019
Close Case:12/12/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1419360   Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,978 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,978
Current Penalty $1,989 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,989
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 D01 III 10/24/2019 $1,989 $3,978 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 118405.015Event: 07/29/2019Two Employees Are Overcome By Vapors Within Seeding Tank And
At 9:25 a.m. on July 29, 2019, two employees were preparing to start seeding a h igh school football field using a hydro seeding truck. Employee #1 opened the h ydro seeding tank's hatch to visually inspect the auger for potential clogging. As he inspected the auger system, Employee #1 fell into the tank and was overco me by the fumes within the tank. Employee #2 heard Employee #1 yell for help, w ent to the top of the tank, and entered the tank. Employee #2 was overcome from the vapors within the tank and both employees were asphyxiated.
Keywords: asphyxiated, confined space, tank, vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1419013.015 Fatality
2 1419013.015 Fatality

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