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Inspection: 1491613.015 - Unitas Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 1491613.015Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 09/03/2020

Unitas Construction, Inc.
Parkland Trail Crossing
Cypress, TX 77433
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 6725 S Fry Roadste 700-351, Katy, TX 77494

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/03/2020
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $34,405 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,405
Current Penalty $12,041 $0 $0 $7,373 $0 $19,414
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260251 B01 02/23/2021 03/01/2021 $2,458 $4,915 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260651 C02 02/23/2021 $4,915 $6,144 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19260651 E 02/23/2021 03/01/2021 $6,021 $8,601 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19260651 J02 02/23/2021 03/01/2021 $0 $6,144 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260652 A01 02/23/2021 03/01/2021 $6,021 $8,601 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 129269.015Event: 09/03/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck By Manhole Cone In Trench
At 2:00 p.m. on September 3, 2020, an employee was working in a trench to receiv e a manhole cone as it was lowered into the excavation. As the excavator operato r lifted the arm out of the trench, a chain attached to the arm of the excavator caught onto the lifting point of the cone, which caused it to slip off and fall onto the employee. The employee received traumatic injuries to the face, head a nd neck and was killed.
Keywords: chain, excavation, excavator, face, falling object, head, neck, slip, struck against, struck by, traumatic, trench
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491613.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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