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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311965297 - Suarez Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 311965297Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 08/15/2009

Suarez Construction
1601 Yorkshire
Pearland, TX 77581
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1771/Concrete Work
NAICS: 238110/Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Mailing: 5115 Willow Glen, Houston, TX 77033

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/24/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/03/2010

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 $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/30/2009 10/23/2009 $2,100 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201924958Event: 08/14/2009Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion
On August 14, 2009, Employee #1, a construction laborer, was shoveling soil out of shallow trenches, which were excavated by machines for residential foundations. The outside temperature was 108 degrees. Employee #1 sustained heat exhaustion and fell to the ground. The medical examiner's office indicated that Employee #1 was dead on arrival to the hospital.
Keywords: excavation, heat, construction, trench, fall, heat exhaustion, shovel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311965297 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers

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