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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306573528 - Bell Construction Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 306573528Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 04/01/2003

Bell Construction Co., Inc.
4000 Block Of S. Main St. (Hwy 29)
Salisbury, NC 28144
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 2472 North Side Drive, Statesville, NC 28625

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/30/2003
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:08/27/2003
Emphasis: S:Construction Sep, S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $1,575 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,575
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 07/03/2003 07/23/2003 $1,575 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260020 B01 07/03/2003 07/23/2003 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202075347Event: 03/28/2003Employee Dies From Asphyxiation In Manhole
On March 28, 2003, Employee #1 went into a newly constructed 10-foot manhole at the intersection of Highway 29 and Cedar Springs Rd., for some unknown reason. Upon entry, Employee #1 died from asphyxiation. No air monitoring was conducted prior to entry and no ventilation was used. Readings taken 3 and 6 days after the event showed the manhole to contain an oxygen deficient atmosphere.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306573528 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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