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Inspection: 302574454 - Division Iii + Constructors, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 302574454Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 07/24/2000

Division Iii + Constructors, Inc.
20555 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX 77036
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: 8700 Commerce Park Drive, Houston, TX 77036

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/15/2000
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Construction, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:03/08/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101760882    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 9
Current Violations 8 8
Initial Penalty $14,550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,550
Current Penalty $6,225 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,225
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260020 B01 11/03/2000 11/09/2000 $750 $1,500 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260020 B02 11/03/2000 11/07/2000 $0 $0 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 11/03/2000 11/09/2000 $675 $2,100 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01003 Serious 19260051 A04 11/03/2000 11/07/2000 $600 $600 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19260059 E01 11/03/2000 11/07/2000 $525 $1,050 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19260100 A 11/03/2000 11/07/2000 $750 $1,500 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01006 Serious 19260651 C02 11/03/2000 11/07/2000 $675 $2,100 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01007 Serious 19260651 K01 11/03/2000 11/09/2000 $750 $1,500 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01008 Serious 19260651 K02 11/03/2000 11/07/2000 $1,050 $2,100 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01009 Serious 19260652 A01 11/03/2000 11/07/2000 $1,050 $2,100 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201761129Event: 07/24/2000Employee Buried And Killed In Trench Cave-In
Employee #1 and coworkers were inside a 7 ft to 8 ft deep by 228 ft long by 4 ft to 6 ft wide trench, installing PVC pipe for the electrical system of a church under construction. The trench ran north-south and some sections were benched for the first 3 ft down, to a width of 2 ft at the bottom of the trench. Other sections had vertical walls. Employee #1 was approximately 46 ft from the north end of the trench when the trench walls caved in and buried him. He was killed.
Keywords: trench box, installing, construction, trench, buried, cave-in
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302574454 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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