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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1477588.015 - Mountain Reload Llc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver


Inspection Nr: 1477588.015
Report ID: 0830500
Open Date: 06/04/2020

Site Address:
Mountain Reload Llc.
1001 W 52nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80221

Mailing Address:
1001 W 52nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80221

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 488210/Support Activities for Rail Transportation

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/20/2020


Close Case:10/19/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1600426
Inspection 1477595 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,398 $53,975 $0 $0 $0 $59,373
Current Penalty $0 $48,578 $0 $5,398 $0 $53,976
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 19100179 J01 II 11/25/2020 12/31/2020 $5,398 $5,398 $0 12/17/2020 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Willful 5A0001 11/25/2020 12/31/2020 $48,578 $53,975 $0 12/17/2020 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 126706.015
Event: 06/04/2020
Employee Is Killed When Pinned Between Rail Car And Barricad

At 5:45 a.m. on June 4, 2020, Employee # 1 was moving four railcars containing s oda ash to the end of the spur to enable unloading of the soda ash. Work took pl ace prior to start of the shift; prior to other employees arriving to site. Ther e were no witnesses. Surveillance camera from a neighboring business captured v ideo of a set of two rail cars passing through the scene. Approximately 35 seco nds after the first set passed through the scene, a second set of two rail cars passed into the scene. The second set of rail cars struck the first set, pushing the rail cars into the barrier. Employee # 1 was believed to have been riding t he leading platform of rail car 1 (of first set) operating the hand brake to pos ition the rail car. He was found by a coworker, trapped between the first rail c ar and concrete/soil barrier. Employee # 1 was pinned between the railcar and th e barricade. He suffered compressive asphyxia and was killed.

Keywords:asphyxiated, crushed, flatbed rail car, off loading, struck against, struck by, vehicle

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1477588.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
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