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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1458155.015 - Triple S Communications, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 1458155.015Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 01/24/2020

Triple S Communications, Inc.
Chokee Road (Near Dry Branch Creek)Null
De Soto, GA 31743
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 2043 Sylvester Highwaynull, Moultrie, GA 31768

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/24/2020
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 5 1 6
Initial Penalty $51,278 $0 $0 $6,747 $0 $58,025
Current Penalty $41,494 $0 $0 $2,030 $0 $43,524
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 07/08/2020 $7,000 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260651 C02 07/08/2020 $7,000 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260651 H01 07/08/2020 $7,000 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260651 K01 07/08/2020 $7,000 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260652 A01 07/08/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 07/08/2020 $2,030 $6,747 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 123414.015Event: 01/22/2020Employee Is Killed In Excavation Collapse
At 5:15 p.m. on January 22, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a telecommunications installation company, was working inside an excavation measuring approximately 3 feet wide, 8 to 10 feet long, and 10 feet deep. He was attempting to connect 2 -inch High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) conduit to the bore head of a Ditch Witch Horizonal Directional Drilling Unit, Model JT25, Product Identification Number CMWJT25XTG0000466. The north wall of the excavation collapsed, and the employee was buried. He sustained traumatic asphyxia and was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, buried, conduit, construction, drill rig--non-oil, excavation, installing, structural collapse, traumatic, trench, wall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1458155.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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