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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300438231 - Ethridge Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Austin

Nr: 300438231Report ID: 0625400Open Date: 07/24/1998

Ethridge Construction, Inc.
3302 S. Stan Schleuter Loop
Killeen, TX 76543
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: P.O. Box 25, Belton, TX 76513

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/24/1998
Close Case:03/02/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260600 A03 II 09/22/1998 09/25/1998 $1,250 $1,250 $0 10/19/1998 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200600310Event: 07/23/1998Employee Killed When Buried By Concrete Manhole Caps
Employee #1 was operating a backhoe when the Immigration and Naturalization Service raided the job site. He jumped off the backhoe to hide in a pile of concrete manhole caps but failed to first disengage the vehicle's gears. The backhoe continued to move and it ran into the pile of concrete caps, dislodging them. Employee #1 was crushed under the shifting concrete caps and died of a fractured neck.
Keywords: fracture, manhole cover, vehicle in gear, equipment operator, construction, crushed, neck, struck by, buried, backhoe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300438231 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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