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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $30,846 $0 $0 $0 $0 $30,846
Current Penalty $25,448 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,448
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19261204 B 11/06/2020 11/13/2020 $5,398 $5,398 $0 11/19/2020 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19261204 C01 11/06/2020 11/13/2020 $5,398 $5,398 $0 11/19/2020 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19261204 C04 11/06/2020 11/13/2020 $5,398 $5,398 $0 11/19/2020 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19261204 E01 I 11/06/2020 11/13/2020 $5,398 $5,398 $0 11/19/2020 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19261204 I 11/06/2020 11/13/2020 $5,398 $5,398 $0 11/19/2020 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19261207 A 11/06/2020 11/13/2020 $3,856 $3,856 $0 11/19/2020 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127680.015 Event: 07/09/2020Two Employees Are Asphyxiated In Sewer Line Manhole
At 11:30 a.m. on July 9, 2020, Employees #1 and #2 and their foreman, employed b y a waste management company, were installing a closed circuit television (CCTV) into an 8-inch sewer line to enable inspections in the manhole. They did not t est the atmosphere before attempting to enter the manhole, which met the definit ion of confined space, and ventilation equipment was not available. Employee #1 entered the 12-foot deep manhole to remove a plug that controlled the flow of w ater and was overcome by the release of water and sewer gases that included toxi c hydrogen sulfide. Employee #2 entered the manhole to provide assistance, was overcome by the sewer gases, and fell from the rope ladder he was using to the b ottom of the manhole. The foreman was unable to rescue the employees. A 3M Con fined Space Tripod system was onsite but not set in place. Employee #1 and Empl oyee #2 both died in the manhole.
Keywords: asphyxiated, climbing on ladder, confined space, construction, fall, hydrogen sulfide, inspecting, installing, manhole, overcome by gas, oxygen deficiency, pipeline, sewer, toxic atmosphere, ventilation, water pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482885.015 Fatality Construction laborers
2 1482885.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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