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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $7,022 $196,606 $0 $0 $0 $203,628
Current Penalty $7,022 $196,606 $0 $0 $0 $203,628
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 10/13/2021 11/17/2021 $3,511 $3,511 $0 10/26/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19260651 C02 10/13/2021 11/17/2021 $3,511 $3,511 $0 10/26/2021 C - Contested
  3. 02001 Willful 19260651 H01 10/13/2021 11/17/2021 $98,303 $98,303 $0 10/26/2021 C - Contested
  4. 02002 Willful 19260652 A01 10/13/2021 11/17/2021 $98,303 $98,303 $0 10/26/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134927.015 Event: 04/16/2021Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse
At 3:45 p.m. on April 16, 2021, an employee and coworker worked in a sixteen-foo t deep by eleven-foot wide at the bottom opening up to nineteen feet at the top trench and used a shovel to manually dig and locate a sewer tie-in. While the em ployee dug into the trench, the sidewall of the trench collapsed and engulfed th e employee in soil and water. The employee was killed by asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, collapse, engulfed, sewer, shovel, trench, unstable soil, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1525674.015 Fatality Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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