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Inspection: 313628059 - Cahaba Disaster Recovery, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 313628059Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 12/08/2009

Cahaba Disaster Recovery, Llc
Coldwater River, Sec 10, T4s, R7w, Desoto County
Coldwater, MS 38618
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Mailing: 4616 Springhill Road, Mobile, AL 36608

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/07/2010
Emphasis: S:Commercial Constr, S:Powered Ind VehicleClose Case:06/21/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,500 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,500 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040039 A 04/12/2010 04/15/2010 $3,500 $3,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201363488Event: 12/07/2009Two Employees Drown In Bulldozer In River
On or about December 3, 2009, Employees #1 and #2 were performing debris removal and erosion control work along the Coldwater River Watershed, in a Caterpillar (Model D-4) bulldozer near the Coldwater River. Work on this project had been suspended on December 2, 2009, due to heavy rains and high river levels. For unknown reasons, Employees #1 and #2 drove to project access property in Desoto County, MS on or about December 3, 2009, and parked their pickup on dry land. They both then got into the enclosed cab of the bulldozer and drove it toward the Coldwater River, which was out of its banks due to previous heavy rains. At some point, the dozer fell into the Coldwater River, and the two men drowned. The top of the dozer was not noticed until it was spotted by other workers on the south side of the Coldwater River at about 1:00 p.m. on December 7, 2009. The bodies of Employees #1 and #2 were found inside the cab of the Caterpillar D-4 dozer.
Keywords: vehicle, equipment operator, riding on equipment, river, bulldozer, drown, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313628059 Fatality Other Occupation Not Listed
2 313628059 Fatality Other Occupation Not Listed

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