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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303961155 - R.P. Weddell & Sons, Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Las Vegas

Nr: 303961155Report ID: 0953220Open Date: 09/26/2000

R.P. Weddell & Sons, Co.
Painted Daisy Avenue, Castle Ridge Estates
Henderson, NV 89012
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 5967 Harrison Drive, Unite B-1, Las Vegas, NV 89120

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/09/2001
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:05/16/2001
Emphasis: S:Construction

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $11,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,200
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260021 B06 I 01/18/2001 01/24/2001 $5,600 $5,600 $0 02/01/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 618038502 01/18/2001 01/24/2001 $0 $5,600 $0 02/01/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201040755Event: 09/26/2000Two Employees Die After Inhaling Gas In Sewer Manhole
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on September 26, 2000, Employees #1 and #2 were trying to unclog a sewer line. Employee #1 entered the north manhole to place a bucket that would catch all the debris coming out of the pipe. Employee #2 was able to release the blockage in the south manhole, and the water moved to the north manhole. Employee #1, who was still there, called for help and Employee #2 ran to his assistance. Both workers succumbed to gas present in the pipe, and died of asphyxia.
Keywords: sewer, asphyxiated, vapor, construction, inhalation, gas, clogged, chemical vapor, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303961155 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers
2 303961155 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers

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