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Inspection: 1486301.015 - Nichols Contracting Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 1486301.015Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 07/31/2020

Nichols Contracting Inc.
17755 U.S. 19 N.Colonial Center Bayside
Clearwater, FL 33764
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 9250 Belvedere Roadsuite D-111, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/31/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1490934 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $34,719 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,719
Current Penalty $34,719 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,719
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/29/2021 02/25/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 02/22/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 01/29/2021 02/25/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 02/22/2021 C - Contested
  3. 01003 Serious 19261203 A 01/29/2021 03/18/2021 $8,778 $8,778 $0 02/22/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128236.015Event: 07/31/2020Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Elevator
At 2:15 p.m. on July 31, 2020, an employee and coworker were in an elevator shaf t replacing lights. At some point, the elevator descended on top of the employee while still working in the shaft. The elevator crushed and killed the employee as it pinned the employee down.
Keywords: asphyxiated, crushed, elevator, elevator shaft, falling object, installing, lighting, lockout/tagout, pinned, warning sign
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486301.015 Fatality Elevator installers and repairers

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