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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1445994.015 - Southern Hydro Vac, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 1445994.015Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 11/19/2019

Southern Hydro Vac, Llc
831 Loop Roadnull
Reform, AL 35481
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 9304 East Verde Grove Viewsuite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/19/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1460410 Yes  
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
Current Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 05/11/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 06/05/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121842.015Event: 11/18/2019Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Door And Tank
At 2:00 p.m. on November 18, 2019, Employee #1 was washing out the hydro vacuum truck debris body/tank with a high pressure water hose. A coworker said that he saw Employee #1 give the hand signal in the passenger side mirror to close the t ailgate door of the debris body/tank. The coworker got out of the truck and ope rated the levers to close and lock the tailgate door then got back into the truc k to wait on Employee #1 to return to the truck cab. When Employee #1 didn't co me to the truck cab after approximately 3 to 5 minutes, the coworker went to loo k for him. The coworker found Employee #1 caught between the tailgate door and d ebris body/tank. Employee #1 had sustained blunt force trauma across his shoulde rs and chest and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, caught between, chest, door, shoulder, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1445994.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy

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