Inspection: 313377343 - Larry Lang Excavating, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston
Nr: 313377343Report ID:0316400Open Date: 09/30/2010
Larry Lang Excavating, Inc.
1685 Mill Run Road
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 19371 State Route 60, Beverly, OH 45715
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:10/08/2010
Close Case:01/02/2012
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1


Current Violations 1


Initial Penalty 4200


Current Penalty 2100


FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260050 B 11/23/2010 12/21/2010 $2100 $4200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A 11/23/2010 11/29/2010 $2100 $3000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200632271Event: 05/27/2010Employee Dies From Environmental Heat Stroke
At 3:00 pm on May 27, 2010, Employee #1 of Larry Lang Excavating, Inc., was spotting a cement truck where concrete was being poured at a construction site. Employee #1 had spent the majority of the day dragging concrete after it was poured. The maximum temperature that day was 88 degrees F. Another employee, Employee #2, noticed Employee #1 wobbling as he was standing. A third employee, Employee #3, and Employee #2 helped Employee #1 to a nearby truck and placed him in the cab with the air conditioning running. Employee #2 attempted to give Employee #1 a drink of water but Employee #1 was too delirious to drink. At the same time another unknown employee called 911 to request emergency responders. The employees did not know the symptoms or treatment of heat stress. Emergency responders arrived several minutes later and transported Employee #1 to nearby St. Joseph's hospital in Parkersburg, WV. Shortly after arriving the employee was life lifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Employee #1 passed away on May 31, 2010 due to complications associated with hyperthermia.
Keywords: heat stroke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313377343 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers