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Inspection: 311463483 - John Prouty Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 311463483Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 09/12/2008

John Prouty Construction, Inc.
4 Miles West Of Verdel, Ne On Hwy 12
Verdel, NE 68763
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: East Hwy 20 P.O. Box 31, Oneill, NE 68763

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/09/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/28/2013
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Hwy Street Bridge Constr, S:Struck-By, S:Trenching

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100051986    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $12,600 $189,000 $0 $0 $0 $201,600
Current Penalty $65,000 $40,000 $0 $0 $0 $105,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260100 A 03/09/2009 06/03/2011 $6,300 $6,300 $0 03/11/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260651 C02 03/09/2009 06/03/2011 $6,300 $6,300 $0 03/11/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Willful 19260021 B02 03/09/2009 06/03/2011 $40,000 $63,000 $0 03/11/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02002 Serious 19260651 J02 03/09/2009 06/03/2011 $6,200 $63,000 $0 03/11/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02003A Serious 19260651 H01 03/09/2009 06/03/2011 $6,200 $63,000 $0 03/11/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02003B Willful 19260652 A01 03/09/2009 06/03/2011 $40,000 $0 $0 03/11/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 311463483Event: 09/12/2008Four Employees Are Killed In Excavation Collapse
A five person crew was constructing one of several keyways (stabilization structures) adjacent to a roadway to circumvent roadway shifting or collapse due to unstable soil. One employee, who was in the excavation, was trapped by the collapse of at least one side of the excavation. Three of the other employees on the site jumped into the excavation and were also engulfed when another cave-in occurred. All four of the employees, who were engulfed, were pronounced dead either at the scene or at the hospital to which they were transported.
Keywords: excavation, collapse, cave-in, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311463483 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 311463483 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
3 311463483 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
4 311463483 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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