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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314246265 - York Excavating Company, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Harrisburg

Nr: 314246265Report ID: 0316700Open Date: 06/21/2011

York Excavating Company, Llc
Royer Drive Off Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 3096 East Prospect Road, York, PA 17402

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/14/2011
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Commercial Constr, S:Powered Ind Vehicle, S:Struck-By, S:TrenchingClose Case:11/02/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $5,600 $0 $0 $5,600
Current Penalty $0 $0 $3,360 $0 $0 $3,360
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 19261053 B01 10/20/2011 11/15/2011 $3,360 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200571586Event: 06/21/2011Trench Cave-In Kills Employee
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on June 21, 2011, Employee #1 was repairing a pipeline for a new housing development. Employee #2 laid a pipe in the trench using an 8 ft. high trench box. The foreman noticed a separation between some previously laid pipe and had his crew pull out the affected sections of pipe. He went to his truck to gather some testing equipment for the pressure test that needed to be performed on the remaining sections of piping. Employee #1 went into the trench to set up for the test, the north wall caved in. There was no cave-in protection other than sloping the top 3 to 4 ft. portion of excavation. Employee #1 was killed when buried. The foreman had told Employee #1 prior to leaving the scene not to enter the trench without having the trench box reinstalled in the trench.
Keywords: ditch, trench, trench digger, pipeline, cave-in
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314246265 Fatality Asphyxia Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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