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Inspection: 313374381 - Nichols Construction, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 313374381Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 07/23/2010

Nichols Construction, Llc
Mount View Road
Welch, WV 24801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: Post Office Box 1179, Vasant, VA 24656

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/30/2010
Close Case:10/28/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100632520    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty
Current Penalty
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040032 B03 10/19/2010 10/29/2010 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200632248Event: 07/22/2010Employee Dies Of Heat Stress
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on July 22, 2010, Employee #1, a groundsman, had been working with a line crew that was stringing fiber optic line along existing pol es on a hillside. The crew was finishing their work on a day that had temperatur es measuring in the 90s and a heat advisory had been placed for the region. Empl oyee #1 was carrying empty block rollers up a steep hill to one of the crew's tr ucks when witnesses saw him stumble to one knee. After Employee #1 assurred his coworkers that he was alright he continued up the hill and disappeared over a sm all dip in the path he was taking. After several moments of not seeing him conti nue up the path, Employee #1's foreman went to check on him and found him on the ground unconscious with labored breathing. The foreman and other workers contac ted emergency services to respond and promptly removed Employee #1's shirt and h eld a road sign over him to provide shade. Other coworkers stated that frequent breaks were taken and plenty of water was available and consumed by all employee s during the day. Employee #1 passed away after being transported to a local hos pital.
Keywords: knee, heat, heat stroke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313374381 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Laborers, except construction

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