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Inspection: 1498014.015 - Big M Excavating, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 1498014.015Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 10/16/2020

Big M Excavating, Inc.
Intersection Of Hagler Coaling Road And Davis Drivenull
Coaling, AL 35453
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 10817 Middle Coaling Rdnull, Cottondale, AL 35453

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/13/2021
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/13/2021 05/07/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 05/06/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 130447.015Event: 10/15/2020Employee Is Killed When Falling Tree Hits Excavator
At 1:00 p.m. on October 15, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a site preparation co nstruction company, was operating an excavator to fell a 40-foot oak tree. He w as working alone and in proximity to overhead power lines. He had received no i nstructions specific to this assignment. As the tree fell, rather than falling away from the excavator, it fell in the direction of the equipment. The tree hi t the top of the excavator cab. Employee #1 was fatally crushed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, contact, crushed, equipment operator, excavator, falling object, logging, struck by, tree felling, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1498014.015 Fatality Excavating and loading machine operators

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