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Inspection: 300602943 - Womack Brothers

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 300602943Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 08/09/1996

Womack Brothers
Behind Breese District 12 Grade School
Breese, IL 62230
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 419 Nashville, P.O. Box 158, Lenzburg, IL 62255

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/07/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:04/30/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100840032    
 Referral200840072 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B06 10/28/1996 11/01/1996 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200840080Event: 08/08/1996Employee Killed When Exposed To Toxic Gas In Sewer
Employee #1 and a coworker were assigned to search for a missing plug in one of several manholes in an active sewer system. They opened three manholes, climbed down 12 ft, and used a flashlight to look in the 15 in. pipes. Employee #1 then went into a fourth manhole, where he was overcome by toxic gases. He died several hours later.
Keywords: sewer, vapor, toxic atmosphere, construction, inhalation, chemical vapor, poisoning, toxic fumes, manhole, overexposure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300602943 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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