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Este dl_umento es muy importante, Si ud. 10 habla inglés, busque un traductor o liame al (413) 785-0123. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1441 Main Street Room 5$0 Springfield, MA 01103 Phone: (413) 785-0123 Fax: (413) 785-0136 November 3, 2015 Dear Antonio Martins, 0n 0781/2025, an OSHA compliance officer met with you or your representative as part of an inspection at 148 Hazardville Road Longmeadow, MA. This letter includes the citations for the violations that were found (see summary below). Please choose one of the three options from the box to the right and complete the associated steps found on the following page within 15 working days. Please call us if you have any questions about the enclosed citation and/or penalties; we are here to help you choose the best option to resolve your citation as quickly as possible. sincerely, a lf Mary € Hoye, Area Directof Your Citation Summary A. Martins & Son Construction, Inc. Inspection Number: 1081576 - Total Amount Due: $14000.00 Payment Due Date: 15 working days | after receipt of this letter You must correct each violation by the date listed in the Citation and Notification of Penalty. Please see the violations ‘and the correction deadline for each violation starting on page 6. Total Number of Violations: 2 Your First Correction Deadline is: Step 1 — Choose a Response Option and Act within 15 working days Respond now before you lose the ability to discuss potential adjustments to penalty amounts and/or due dates, Please choose one option b complete the steps on the next page. Option #1 - Discuss with OSHA .elow and | would like to discuss the citation with an OSHA representative. This may lead to changes in the penalty amount, due date or correction deadlines (if appropriate). deadlines, and do not contest. Option #2 - Correct and Pay | agree with the citation, penalties, and correction Ido not agree 1109/15 Option #3 — Contest the Citation ith the citation, penalties, and/or correction deadlines, and would like to contest. Questions or Concerns? if you have any questions or concerns regarding the citation, penalties, and/or correction deadlines, please call us at (423) 785-0123, Step .— Complete One Option Chel vist Please post a copy of the citation at or near the place where each violation occurred, even if you plan to contest. You can use the checklist to the right to help plan your next steps. Please do not send in your checklist. will complete by: Option #1 — Discuss with OSHA 1. Call: Mary E Hoye, Area Director, at (413) 785-0123 as soon as possible to schedule a meeting with an OSHA representative that must occur within 15 I working days of receiving this citation. Bring supporting documentation of existing conditions and corrections done thus far. If necessary, you can still contest the citation after this meeting. **This meeting does NOT extend | your 15 working day deadline to contest the citation.** 7 2. Fillin and post the attached “Notice to Employees OSHA Informal i Conference” after scheduling meeting, / i Option #2 — Correct Violations and Pay Penalty twill complete by: i 1, Correct violations, then complete and mail the attached “Certification of © —— SE Corrective Action Worksheet” along with the appropriate evidence of 1 repair (e.g. photos, purchase orders, etc.) to the OSHA office listed on the first page, postmarked within 20 calendar days after each violation’s i correction deadline and incluide any required evidence. If these documents are transmitted by means other than mailing, the date the Agency recelved the documents is the date of submission, Pay the Total Penalty by using one of the following methods: **Include your Inspection Number (see first page) on the payment.** / Pay Online: Search “OSHA” on www.pay.gov and complete the “OSHA Penalty Payment Form.” Pay by debit, credit or Automated Clearing House : (ACH) within 45 working days. Penalties y ‘over $25,000 must be paid by ACH and require a Transaction ID (Call 202-693- 2170 to obtain one). Pay by Check: Mail check or money order payable to “DOL- OSHA" for the Total Penalty to the OSHA office listed on the first page within 15 working days, Option #3 ~ Contest the Citation postmarked within 15 working days. ‘Mail a letter of intent to legally contest to the OSHA offic Iwill complete by: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1441 Main Street Room 550 Springfield, MA 01103 Phone: 413-785-0123 Fax: 413-785-0136 Citation and Notification of Penalty ‘ To i Inspection Number: 1081576 A, Martins & Son Construction, Ive. + Inspection Date(s): 07/51/2015 - 10/30/2015 . and its successors Issuance Date: 11/03/2015 679 Moore St Ludlow, MA 01056 Inspection Site: “The violafion(s) described in this Citafion and | 148 Hazardville Rd Notification of Penalty is (are) alleged 10 have Longineadow, MA 01106 occurred on oF about the day(s) the inspection was | Inade unless oerwise indicared within the description | ghren below Be ee) This Citation and Notification of Penalty (this Citation) describes violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The penalty(ies) listed herein is (are) based on these violations. You must abate the violations referred to in this Citation by the dates listed and pay the penalties proposed, unless within 15 working days (excluding weekends and Federal holidays) from your receipt of this Citation and Notification of Penalty you either call to schedule an informal conference (see paragraph below) or you mail a notice of contest to ‘the U.S. Department of Labor Area Office at theraddress shown above, Please refer to the enclosed booklet (OSHA 3000) which outlines your rights and responsibilities and which should be read in conjunction with this forni, Issuance of this Citation does not constitute e finding that a violation of the Act has occurred unless there is a failure to contest as provided for in the Act or, if contested, unless this Citation is affirmed by the Review ‘Commission or a court. Posting - The law requires that a copy of this Citation and Notification of Penalty be posted immediately in a prominent place at or neat the location of the violation(s) cited herein, or, if i is not practicable because of the nature of the employer's operations, where it will be readily observable by allaffected employees. This Citation must remain posted until the violation(s) cited herein has (have) been abated, or for 3 working days (excluding ‘weekends and Federal holidays), whichever is longer. Informal Conference - An informal conference is not required, However, if you wish to have such a conference you may request one with the Area Director during the 15 working day contest period. During such ‘an informal conference you may present any evidence or views which you believe would support an adjustment to the citation(s) and/or penalty(ies). Citation end Notification ofPenaty Page 10f9 Osta, Ifyou are considering a request for an informal conference to discuss any issues related to this Citation and Notification of Penalty, you must take care to schedule it early enough to allow time to contest after the informal ‘conference, should you decide to do so. Please keep in min¢ that a written letter of intent to contest must be submitted fo the Area Director within 15 working days of your receipt of this Citation. The running of this contest period is not interrupted by an informal conference, Ifyou decide to request an informal conference, please complete, remove and post the Notice to Employees next to this Citation and Notification of Penalty as soon as the time, date, and place of the informal conference have ‘been determined. Be sure to bring to the conference any and all supporting documentation of existing conditions as well as any abatement steps taken thus far. If conditions warrant, we can enter into an informal settlement ‘agreement which amicably resolves this matter without litigation or contest. Right to Contest — You have the right to contest this Citation and Notification of Penalty. You may contest all citation items or only individual items. You may also contest proposed penalties and/or abatement dates without contesting the underlying violations. Unless you inform the Area Director in writing that you intend, to contest the citation(s) and/or proposed penalty(ies) within 15 working days after receipt, the citation(s), and the proposed penalty(ies) will become a final order of the Occupational Safety and Health Review ‘Commission and may not be reviewed by any court or agency. Penalty Payment - Penalties-are due within 15 working days of receipt ofthis notification unless contested. (See the enclosed booklet and the additional information provided related to the Debt Collection Act of 1982.) Make your check or money order payable to “DOL-OSHA”. Please indicate the Inspection Number on the remittance. You can also make your payment electronically on www.pay.gov. On the left side of the pay.gov homepage, you will sce an option to Search Public Forms. Type "OSHA" and click Go.’ From the results, click on OSHA Penalty Payment Form. The direct link is: htips://www.pay.gov/paygov/forms/formInstan: ‘You will be required to enter your inspection number when making the paymeiit. Payments can be made by credit card or Automated Clearing House (ACH) using your banking information, Payments of $25,000 or more require a Transaction ID, and also must be paid using ACH. If you require @ Transaction ID, please-contact the OSHA Debt Collection Team at (202) 693-2170. OSHA does not agree to any restrictions or conditions or endorsements put on any check, money order, or clectronie paymeit for less than the fall amount due, and will process the payments as if these restrictions or conditions do not exist. Notification of Corrective Action —For each violation which you do not contest, you must provide abatement certification to the Area Director of the OSHA office issuing the citation and identified above. This abatement certification is to be provided by letter within LO calendar day’ after each abatement date, Abatement certification includes the date and method of abatement, If the citation indicates that the violation was corrected during the inspection, no abatement certification is required for that item. The abatement certification letter must bbe posted at the location where the violation appeared and the corrective action took place or employees must be effectively informed about abatement activities. A sample abatement certification letter is enclosed with this Citation, In addition, where the citation indicates that abatement documentation is necessary, evidence of the purchase or repair of equipment, photographs or video, receipts, training records, ete, verifying that abatement has occurred is required to be provided to the Area Director. Employer Discrimination Unlawful ~The law prohibits discrimination by an employer against an (Citation snd Notation of Penalty age? of 9 osta2 employee for filing a complaint ot for exercising any rights under this Act. An employee who believes that he/she has been discriminated against may file a complaint no later than 30 days after the discrimination ‘ocourred with the U.S. Department of Labor Area Office at the address shown above. Employer Rights and Responsibilities ~The enclosed booklet (OSHA 3000) outlines additional employer rights and responsibilities and should be read in conjunction with this notification. Notice to Employees ~ The law gives an employee or his/her representative the opportunity to object to any abatement date set for a violation if he/she believes the date fo be unreasonable. The contest must be mailed to the U.S. Department of Labor Area Office atthe address shown above and postmarked within 15 working days (excluding weekends and Federal holidays) of the receipt by the employer of this Citation and Notification of Penalty. Inspection Activity Data — You should be aware that OSHA publishes information on its inspection and citation activity on the Intemet under the provisions of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act, The information related to these alleged violations will be posted when our system indicates that you have received this citation. You are encouraged to review the information concerning your establishment at www.osha,gov. If you have any dispute with the accuracy of the information displayed, piease contact this office. Con and Notfeton of Penalty Page 3019 Ostia U.S. Department of Labor ‘Qccupational Safety and Health Administration NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES OF INFORMAL CONFERENCE, An informal conference has been scheduled with OSHA to discuss the citation(s) issued on 11/03/2015. The conference will be held by telephone or at the OSHA office located at 1441 Main Street, Room 550, Springfield, MA 01103 on at . Employees and/or representatives of employees have a right to attend an informal conference. ‘hation and Noxon of Pasi Page 4 of 9 osHA2 CERTIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION WORKSHEET Tnspection Number: 1081576 Company Name: A. Martins & Son Construction, Inc. Inspection Site: 148 Hazatdville Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Issuance Date: 11/03/2015 List the specific method of correction for each item on this eitation in this package that does not read “Corrected During Inspéction” and return to: U.S. Departmeitt of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1441 Main Street, Room 550, Springfield, MA 01103 Citation Number __end Item Number_ was corrected on. By (Method of Abatement): Citation Number_and Item Number_was corrected on By (Method of Abatement): Citation Number_and Item Number _was corrected on By (Method of Abatement Citation Number __"_and Item Number__was corrected on. _ By (Method of Abstement): Citation Number_~__and Item Number was corrected on By (Method of Abatement): Citation Number___and Item Number_was corrected ot By (Method of Abatement certify that the information contained in this document is accurate and that the affected employees and their representatives have been informed of the abatement, Signature Date ‘Typed of Printed Name Tie NOTE: 29 USC 666(g) whoever knowingly makes any fls statements, representation or ctifcation in any application record plan oe ther docurents filed or requted to be maintained pursuant tote Act shall upon consiton, be punished bya fine of act more than 510,000 or by impeisonment of not mor than 6 months or both POSTING: A copy of completed Corrective Action Worksheet should he posted for employee review Citon and Notification of Penalty Page 5 of osHa2 U.S. Department of Labor Inspection Number: 1081576 Occupational Safety and Health Administration Inspection Date(s): 07/31/2015 - 10/30/2015 Issuance Date: {1/03/2013 ation and Notification of Penalty ‘Company Name: A. Martins & Son Construction, Inc. Inspection Site: 148 Hazardville Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Citation 1 Item 1 Type of Violation: Serious 29 CER 1926.651(K)(1): A daily inspection of the excavation and its adjacent area was not conducted by a competent person prior to the start of work, nor after every rainstorm, for evidence of a situation that could result in a cave-in or other hazardous condition: : a) 148 Hazardville Rd., Longmeadow, MA: On or about July 31, 2015, a daily inspection of the previously created excavation was not performed for evidence of a situation that could result in possible cave-ins after a rainstorm had occurred the prior evening and the excavation bad taken on water Specific abatement documentation that this violation has been corected must be provided within 10 days of the abatement in accordance with 29 CFR 1903.19(4)(1). ABATEMENT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR THIS ITEM Date By Which Violation Must be Abated: 11/09/2015 Proposed Penalty: $7000.00 See pages 1 though 4 ofthis Citton aad Notation of Penalty fr information on employer and employee rights and cesponsiiliis, ‘Citton and Notifeation of Penalty Page 6 of 9 Osta U.S. Department of Labor Inspection Number: 1081576 Occupational Safety and Health Administration Inspection Date(s); 07/31/2015 - 10/30/2015 Issuance Date: 11/03/2015 Citation and Notification of Penalty Company Name: A. Martins & Son Construction, Ine. Inspection Site: 148 Hazardville Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106 : Serious Citation 1 Item 2. type of Vio 29 CFR 1926,651(b)(4): While the excavation is open, underground installations were not protected, supported or removed as necessary to safeguard employees: a) 148 Hazardville Rd., Longmeadow, MA: On or about July 31, 2015, a 6 inch water pipe in an open excavation was not protected to safeguard employees, Specific abatement documentation that this violation has been corrected must be provided within 10 days of the abatement in accordance with 29 CFR 1903.19(d)(1). ABATEMENT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR THIS ITEM Date By Which Violation Must be Abated: 11/16/2015 Proposed Penalty: $7000.00 ‘Mary ff Hoye ‘Area Director ‘See pages I theough 4 of his Citation and Notification of Penalty fo infomation a eiplye and employs ight and responses, ‘Citation and Notification of Penlty Page 70f 9 osHAa U.S, Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1441 Main Street Room 550 Springfield, MA 01103 Phone: 413-785-0123 Fax: 413-785-0136 INVOICE / DEBT COLLECTION NOTICE, Company Name: A. Martins & Son Construction, Ine, . Inspection Site: 148 Hazardville Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Issuanee Date: 11/03/2015 Summary of Penalties for Inspection Number 1081576 Citation 1, Serious $1400.00 ‘TOTAL PROPOSED PENALTIES 14000.00 To avoid additional charges, please remit payment promptly to this Area Office for the total amount of the uncontested penalties summarized above. Make your check or money order payable to: "DOL-OSHA", Please indieate OSHA's Inspection Number (indicated above) on the remittance. You can also make your payment electronically on www.bay.gov. On the left side of the pey.gov homepage, you will see an option to Search Public Forms. Type "OSHA" and click Go. From the results, click on OSHA Penalty Payment Form, The direct link is https://www.pay. cov/payeow/forms/form[nstance.html?agencyFormld=53090334, You will be required to enter your inspection number when making the payment, Payments can be made by credit card or ‘Automated Clearing House (ACH) using your banking information. Payments of $25,000 or more requite a ‘Transaction ID, and also must be paid using ACH. If you require a Transaction ID, please contact the OSHA Debt Collection Team at (202) 693-2170, OSHA does not agree to any restrictions or conditions or endorsements put on any check, money order, or electronic payment for less than the full amount due, and will cash the check or money order as if these restrictions or conditions do not exist. Ifa personal check is issued, it will be converted into an electronic fund transfer (EFT). This means that our bank will copy your check and use the account information én it to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check, The debit from your account willthen usually occur within 24 hours and will be shown on. your regular account statement. You will not receive your original check back. The bank will destroy your “original check, but will keep a copy of it. Ifthe EFT cannot be completed because of insufficient funds or closed account, the bank will attempt to make the transfer up to.2 times, Citation an Notification of Penalty Page 8 of osHa2 Pursuant to the Debt Collection Act of 1982 (Public Law 97-365) and regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor (29 CER Part 20), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is required to assess interest, delinquent charges, and administrative costs for the collection of delinquent penalty debts for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act Interest: Interest charges will be assessed at an annual rate determined by the Secretary of the ‘Treasury on all penalty debt amounts not paid within one month (30 calendar days) of the date on whieh the debt amount becomes due and payable (penalty due date). The current interest rate is one percent (1%). Interest will accrue from the date on which the penalty amounts (as proposed or adjusted) become a final order of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (that is, 15 working days from your receipt of the Citation and Notification of Penalty), unless you file a notice of contest. Interest charges will be waived ifthe full amount owed is paid within 30 calendar days of the final order. Delinquent Charges: A debt is considered delinquent if it has not been paid within one month (30 calendar days) of the penalty due date or if satisfactory payment arrangement has not been made. If the debt remains delinquent for more than 90 calendar days, a delinquent charge of six percent (6%) per annum will be assessed accruing from the date that the debt became delinquent. : Administrative Costs: Agencies of the Department of Labor ate required to assess additional charges for the recovery of delinquent debts. These additional changes are administrative costs incurred by the Agency in its attempt to collect an unpaid debt. Administrative costs will be assessed for demand letters sent in an attempt to collect the unpaid debt =e MBS Mary E Hbye ‘ Date Area Director Citation sé Nscaion of Pasty Page 9 of 8 osHAa U.S. Department of Labor - Inspection Report OQ ipational Safety and Health Ad. ‘nistration Fri Oct 30, 2015 13:27:22 PM RID [CSHO 1D [Supervisor 1D [Inspection Number [Optional Report Number [Case Closed Date [0112600 (64080 Z7245 1081576 1046 Establishment Name A Marins & Son Construction, [Doing Busnes As (DBA) Establishment — [Private Sector ‘Type of Business. | Corporation 237110 Owner Name Primary NAICS ‘Site Address 148 Hlazardville Ra Site Phone Extn Site FAX LONGMEADOW, MA, 01106 Business Address] 679 Moore St [Business Phone | (413-283-9630 Business FAX| LUDLOW, MA, 01056 Mailing Address [679 Moore St E-mail Mobile Phone LUDLOW, MA, 01056 Site Activity [sewer work NAICS Inspected [237110 Days on site [1 Federal EIN [000855371 DUNS “Temporary or Fixed Site? entry stauL-2015 [08:20AM First Closing Conference [31-JUL-2015 [12:00 PM Opening Conference |31-JUL-2015 [08:25AM Second Closing Conference [30-OCT-2015 [01:30PM ‘Walkaround 3iJUL-2015 [08:20AM Exit 31suL-2015 [12:30 PM Inspection Initiating Type _ [Fatality/Catastrophe [Secondary Type Referral Other Initiating Type Inspection Category Safety Scope of Inspection Partial Reason No Inspection [Sampling Performed? [¥ svee [N Expin, for No Insp Federal Strategic Initiatives [TRENCHING : ‘National Emphasis TRENCH > Local Emphasis [Primary Emphasis Employed in Establishment [10 Walkaround? [v [Advance Notice? [N Covered By Inspection [6 inerviewed? — [y Flag for Follow-up [N Controlled By Employer [10 Union? vy) Reason for Follow-up Related Activity [Activity Number [Activity Type Satisfied Establishment Name 1006348 FATICAT safely ‘A. Martins & Son Construction, Inc. Related Inspections Inspection Number ‘Establishment Name Related Inspection Type Page 2 Fri Oct 30, 2015 13:27:22 PM. ‘A. Martins & Son Construction, Ine. Inspection Nr. 1081576 Additional Codes ‘Type 1D Value [Deseription NN 10 IMMLANG-N | All FAT/CAT investigations & related OSHA-s - enter if worker(s) involved natural- born U.S. citizen(s) with English as primary language and not Hispanic and no potential language barrier existed at work site, Employer Representatives Contacted First Name Last Name Job Title Participation Interviewed? Antonio Martins ER Walk Around, Y Credentials, Closing Conference, Opening [Conference Employees Contaeted ‘Name Davide Nascimento [Job Title laboree Oceupation Address 50 Yale St LUDLOW, MA, 01056 Home Work Mobile Emait /Partiefpation Name [Antonio Ferreira [Job Title laborer Occupation Address 26 Wilno Ave LUDLOW, MA, 01056 Home 413-547-6635 [Work Mobile Email Participation Walk Around, Credentials Name David Chaves _ [Job ‘Title Operating Engineer [Occupation Address 1680 Center St : __ |LUDLOW, MA, 01056 L Home 413-427-0821 | Work Mobile Email Walk Around, Credentials Name Leo Goncalves [Job Title Oceupation Address 16 Primrose Dr WILBRAHAM, MA, 01095 Home 413-427-0821 | Work Mobile Email Participation Walk Around, Credentials Name Manuel Costa___| Job Title laborer Occupation | Address 24 West St LUDLOW, MA, 01056 Home 413-636-6064 | Work Mobile Eanail Participation ‘Walk Around, Credentials ‘Name ‘Machado Martins _|Job Title laborer Occupation [Address 66 McKinley Ave Page 3 A-Martins & Son Construction, Inc. Fri Oct 30, 2015 13:27:22 PM Inspeetion Ne. 1081576 LUDLOW, MA, 01056 Home 413-544-8624 | Work [Mobile Email [Participation ‘Walk Around, Credentials Name Sergio Martins | Job Title laborer [Occupation [Address 46 Hampden St LUDLOW, MA, 01056 Home 413-330-9668 [Work Mobile Email Participation Walk Around, Credentials ‘Name Joseph Murphy | Job Title laborer [Occupation Address 157 Sewall St LUDLOW, MA, 01056 Home 413-301-1505 | Work [Mobile Email Participation Walk Around, Credentials Union Information Union Name Laborers Local 999 Rep Name DJ Tranghese Job Title Business Manager ‘Address 659 North Main St EAST LONGMEADOW, MA, 01028 Home [Work Mobile 413-250-5170 Email Participation ‘Walk Around, Credentials Union Name ‘Laborers Intl Union Local 596 ‘Rep Name ‘Tom Andrews Job Title Business Manager Address PO BOX 563 HOLYOKE, MA, 01041 ‘Home [Work 413-534-3140 [Mobile Email Participation Walk Around Union Name Operating, Local 98 ‘Rep Name Phil Chaffee Job Title [Business rep Address 2 Center Sq EAST LONGMEADOW, MA, 01028 ‘Home 413-525-4291 Work Mobile ‘Emall [Participation Ctedentials Other Persons Contaeted Name Ronald Gibbons | Role StatePDSGT [Relationship to [Detective with CTY| Employer DA Address 1500 Main ST 18th ft SPRINGFIELD, MA, 01115 Page 4 Fri Oct 30, 2015 13:27:22 PM i Inspection Ne. 1081576 Home ‘Work 413-505-5993 __ | Mobile Email Participation ‘Walk Around Name Geoffrey Role Longmeadow Water|Relationship to [owner of project MeAlmond Dept Employ. Address 31 Pondside Rd LONGMEADOW, MA, 01106 Home 413-567-3400 [Work Mobile Email Participation Walk Around Additional Citation Mailing Organization Name [Laborers International Union | Attention Name [National Office of NA Address 905 16th St SW. WASHINGTON, DC, 20006 ‘Home Work. Mobile [Email Penalty Adjustment Factors [size Reduction [0% (Good Faith Reduction [0% History Reduetion [0% Justification | AD discretion. (Good Faith Justification [NVA History Justification [No OHSA history exists for this Employer { + [CSHO Signature CAs | ~ [Date LD | was dispatched to Hazardville Rd., Longmeadow after receiving a telephone call from the Longmeadow PO informing the Agency of a potentially fatal trench collapse that was currently in progress. ! was immediately dispatched to the location, and when | arrived at the site at 8:21 AM, the site was fairly chaotic, with emergency responders still pumping out the excavation and the workers making sure the water was fully shut off | met with the incident commander, Longmeadow Fire Chief, offered to provide any assistance he might want/need, and then | was directed to the employer, Antonio Martins, who was visibly distraught and drenched from his chest down, and missing his shoes. | spoke with him about the incident, and he was adamant that he did not see whet triggered the event, He told me that he was on site this AM, that the road plates had been removed, the workers were moving about the topside of the excavation, one employee was in the new manhole doing laser set up work, and he was walking down the street to begin to sight where the continuation of the sewer run was to proceed. During my time at the site, | spoke with all of the other employees there, and they all stated that they did not see the victim fall into the excavation, but that Is what they believed had happened, From their various vantage points (some were literally % mile down the street), they did not see him enter the excavation, save for the Mr. Chaves (operating the excavator), who stated that he saw the victim enter the shallow portion of the excavation, and exit that portion prior to the event, but he only made that admission when interviewed with the State Police on September 10, 2045. At the site, everyone said that they did not see anything; they ail just dealt with the post burst water line events and the subsequent rescue attempts, During my time at the site, | met with the Union officials for the covered employees, officials for the Town of Longmeadow, and some of the persons who live adjacent to the site. l/ater met with and spoke to someone who lived at every house on both sides of the street that had a direct line of sight to the excavation, Every person told me something to the effect of that ‘they were inside their homes getting ready for school/work/their day, and they heard a lot of commotion from outside, and when they looked/went outside, people were running all over and they were digging up the street’. Some added that they went outside, they saw men in the water filled excavation, and they saw the emergency responders, remained at the site until the remains were recovered, and conferred with the Town, Police and others as to our plan to conduct our various activities (concurrently as well as jointly) to enable us all to determine what were the actual events that unfolded that morning. In conducting the inspection activities post incident date, which included numerous telephone conversations with the widow, multiple conversations with the employees, water department officials, ete, it was determined that facts are very difficult to establish beyond these; a piece of asphalt roadway broke off the southern edge of the excavation and struck (and broke) the 6 inch water main line causing the excavation to rapidly fill with water. The employer and the other employees took immediate action to remove the victim from the excavation, which included making the excavation much larger to dissipate the rising water. The employer jumped into the excavation and tried to pull the victim out of the water, and that the victim was communicating with his coworkers during these attempts. Beyond those points, what occurred that morning is impossible to prove due to the lack of eyewitnesses, the fact that the excavation was very different post vs, pre incident, and the truncated ‘timeframe in which this all occurred. What I can prove is recommended for citation(s}, and both items were necessary (not to be taken/performed) for the tragic events to have unfolded as they did that morning. ‘Along with the Massachusetts State Police Detectives unit attached to the Hampden County District Attorney's Office, and the Longmeadow Police Department, we conducted joint interviews of the 4 persons (Employer, Operating Engineer and 2 Laborers) who were in the immediate vicinity of the incident, and the video tapes of those interviews are the property of the MA State Police, but copies on DvD are in the case file, The closing conference with the employer, Antonio Martins, was uneventful, and included a review of his rights and responsibilities along with a recommendation that he call the Area Office when he receives the citations, and makes arrangements to participate in an informal conference where the citations can be discussed and, hopefully, a settlement can be reached regarding this matter. There is no history for this employer with the Agency.