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Inspection: 1444821.015 - Underwater Construction Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville

Nr: 1444821.015Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 11/13/2019

Underwater Construction Corporation
Exelon Lasalle Nuclear2601 N 21st Rd
Marseilles, IL 61341
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Mailing: 4295 N Roosevelt Rdnull, Stevensville, MI 49127

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/16/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1444829   Yes
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $26,988 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,988
Current Penalty $26,988 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,988
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100421 D02 04/22/2020 05/29/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 05/12/2020 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19100421 D05 04/22/2020 05/29/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 05/12/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121668.015Event: 11/12/2019Employee Is Killed When Caught In Underwater Pipe
On November 12, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., a six-man crew that had been hired to perfor m a commercial diving job, installing an 18-inch blind flange on a pipe inside a Nuclear Power Plant service water tunnel, were involved in an incident resultin g in the death of one of the divers. Employee #1, an in-water tender, entered t he water service tunnel to set up a robust barrier to prevent other divers from entering the area where a pump was required to remain in operation. After Emplo yee #1 reached the floor of the tunnel, he set down a pneumo tube, for recording the diving depth. He reported the depth to Employee # 2, the project manager. When Employee #2 attempted to verify the reading, he realized that the diver wa s unresponsive. He ordered the up-top tender to attempt communication by tuggin g on the line. The diver was still unresponsive. Employee #2 then ordered the primary diver, Employee #3 to enter the space to attempt rescue. Employee #1 w as found trapped in the elbow of a 30-inch pipe. He suffered multiple blunt for ce trauma and was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, blunt force trauma, caught by, caught in, clearance, confined space, drown, elbow, engulfed, gear, high pressure pipe, inspecting, installing, lack of oxygen, ladder, pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1444821.015 Fatality Diver

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