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Inspection: 305400988 - Bt Gallegos Const

Inspection Information - Office: Utah

Nr: 305400988Report ID: 0854910Open Date: 02/26/2003

Bt Gallegos Const
5700 W. 14500 S.
Herriman, UT 84065
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 2985 S. Highway 89, Perry, UT 84302

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/03/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:03/09/2010

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $3,750 $0 $3,250 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $3,750 $0 $3,250 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 19260651 J02 03/18/2003 03/24/2003 $1,625 $1,625 $0 -
  2. 01002 Repeat 19260651 K02 03/18/2003 03/24/2003 $1,625 $1,625 $0 -
  3. 02001A Serious 19260651 C02 03/18/2003 03/24/2003 $1,250 $1,250 $0 -
  4. 02001B Serious 19260652 G01 III 03/18/2003 03/24/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02002 Serious 19260651 E 03/18/2003 03/24/2003 $1,250 $1,250 $0 -
  6. 02003 Serious 19260652 G02 03/18/2003 03/22/2003 $1,250 $1,250 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171063266Event: 02/26/2003Employee'S Head Caught Between Trackhoe Bucket And Trenchbox
Employee #1 and two other employees were laying pipe in a trench that was 13-feet-deep. One employee was in the trench box, another employee was operating the Komatsu trackhoe (Model Number PC400 LC) and Employee #1 was the groundman. The trench box was 12 feet in height and was sticking out of the hole approximately five feet. The trench box was six feet off of the bottom of the trench. The trench was 30 feet long with a manhole box set at one end. Employee #1 was on the blind side of the trackhoe so the operator could not see him. As a piece of 24-inch RCP pipe was being lowered into the trench box, Employee #1 stepped onto the ledge of the box and stuck his head over the top of the box to speak with the employee inside the box. He was then struck in the head by the bucket of the trackhoe, and his head was pinned between the trackhoe bucket and the top edge of the trench box. When the bucket was moved, Employee #1 then fell, head down, between the embankment and the trench box, and struck his head on the ledge and side of the trench box before being wedged into the 12-inch space.
Keywords: embankment, head, trench box, pinned, struck against, trench, fall, pipe, struck by, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305400988 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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