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Inspection: 1471037.015 - North Houston Pole Line, Lp

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 1471037.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 03/25/2020

North Houston Pole Line, Lp
12525 East I-10 Frontage
Baytown, TX 77523
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 1608 Margaret St., Houston, TX 77093

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/25/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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 $10,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/03/2020 09/03/2021 $10,120 $13,494 $0 10/02/2020 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125016.015Event: 03/24/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pipe Tongs While Boring
At 9:00 a.m. on March 24, 2020, Employee #1 and some Coworkers, boring operators (crew), were running wire inside of drill stems, while installing a power trans mission line and as his coworkers stopped to clean the mud pit, Employee #1 then placed a pipe tong on a stem. After the mud pit was cleaned, Coworker #1, a fo reman, instructed the boring operator to initiate boring; however, the area surr ounding the pipe stems was not cleared and as result, Employee #1 was struck in the back of the head by the pipe tong attached to the stem. Afterwards, Employee #1 sustained blunt force trauma to the head and was then transported to the hos pital and later pronounced dead.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, cleaning, conduit, contact, drill, elec equipment--misc, elec insulation, elec utility work, electrical, electrical work, head, inattention, installing, operator, wire line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1471037.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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