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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1444575.015 - Best Plumbing, L.L.C.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 1444575.015Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 11/14/2019

Best Plumbing, L.L.C.
5402 North Freewaynull
Houston, TX 77076
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 7802 Farnsworth St.Null, Houston, TX 77022

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/2020
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:06/01/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,892 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,892
Current Penalty $11,335 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,335
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260651 C02 05/04/2020 05/08/2020 $5,668 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260652 A01 05/04/2020 05/08/2020 $5,668 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121646.015Event: 11/13/2019Employee Is Killed When Trench/Excavation Collapses
At 9:00 p.m. on November 13, 2019, Employee #1 was installing a six-inch sewer l ine pipe in an unsloped and unshored excavation. While in the excavation, an in terior wall collapsed onto Employee #1 and trapped him. Employee #1 then sustai ned unspecified serious injuries and died at the scene.
Keywords: buried, collapse, collapsed lung, crushed, excavation, installing, shoring, sloping, trench box, wall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1444575.015 Fatality Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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