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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1487209.015 - Harper Brothers Construction, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 1487209.015Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 08/07/2020

Harper Brothers Construction, Llc
12500 Waterworks Waynull
Humble, TX 77396
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Mailing: 654 North Sam Houston Pkwy E.Suite 330, Houston, TX 77060

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/07/2020
Close Case:01/04/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

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 $6,747 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,747
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/16/2020 12/04/2020 $6,747 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128418.015Event: 08/07/2020Independent Contractor Is Killed When Struck By Falling Beam
At 9:00 am on August 7, 2020, an independent contractor and employees of a civil engineering company, were working on a construction project at the site of a wa ter purification plant. They were working inside of a 30-foot excavation and us ing a sleeve to join sections of a 108-inch diameter pipe they were installing. The independent contractor, who was hired periodically by the company for weldin g, had just finished welding a high beam onto the end of a pipe section so that an excavator could maneuver the pipe into the sleeve. As the independent contra ctor and an employee was standing near the high beam, the weld on the beam broke . The beam fell, striking the independent contractor. The independent contract or was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, broken weld, construction, crushed, excavation, excavator, falling object, installing, material handling, pipe, pipeline, steel beam, struck by, trench, undrgrd installation
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487209.015 Fatality Welders and cutters

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