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Inspection: 1487734.015 - Avis Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 1487734.015Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 08/11/2020

Avis Construction, Inc.
Crouch And Morgan St.Null
Hollandale, MS 38748
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: P.O. Box 1260null, Greenville, MS 38702

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/12/2020
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $16,579 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,579
Current Penalty $16,579 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,579
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/03/2021 02/26/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Serious 19260602 A09 I 02/03/2021 02/26/2021 $2,926 $2,926 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128542.015Event: 08/11/2020One Is Killed, Two Are Injured By Falling Utility Pole
At 10:45 a.m. on August 11, 2020, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a constr uction company, were sitting on the ground and waiting to begin work on a water main installation. Their coworker was operating a track hoe excavator intended to dig a trench for the installation. The excavator boom struck an overhead guy wire that was supporting a utility pole. The top half of the utility pole brok e and fell, striking Employees #1, #2, and #3. Employee #1 sustained blunt forc e traumatic injuries and was killed. Employees #2 and #3 were transported to th e hospital, treated for their injuries, and released without hospitalization.
Keywords: backhoe boom, blunt force trauma, construction, equipment operator, excavator, falling object, guy, installing, loader/backhoe, repair, struck against, struck by, utility pole, water pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487734.015 Non Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 1487734.015 Fatality Helpers, construction trades
3 1487734.015 Non Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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