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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1456910.015 - M.P.G. Pipeline Contractors, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Austin

Nr: 1456910.015Report ID: 0625400Open Date: 01/21/2020

M.P.G. Pipeline Contractors, Llc
2400 Us Highway 281null
Blanco, TX 78606
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 16770 Imperial Valley Suite 105null, Houston, TX 77060

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/21/2020
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:08/12/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1535585 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $34,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,699
Current Penalty $20,819 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,819
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100022 A03 07/14/2020 08/03/2020 $6,940 $11,566 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C04 II B 07/14/2020 08/07/2020 $8,096 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100147 C05 I 07/14/2020 08/07/2020 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 I 07/14/2020 08/03/2020 $5,783 $9,639 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 123285.015Event: 01/20/2020Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Loader Arm And Frame
At 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a pipeline contractor , was engaged in maintenance work, looking for the source of a fluid leaking fro m a front end loader. The loader was parked with its bucket resting on a raised mat/dock. The employee loosened the first hydraulic hose to access the second hose, which was leaking. As he started to loosen the second hose, the bucket fe ll/descended, and he was pinned between the loader arm that was holding the buck et and the loader frame. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed .
Keywords: caught between, construction, crushed, equipment failure, falling object, frame, front end loader, hose, hydraulic fluid, hydraulic line, leak, maintenance, pinned
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1456910.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy

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