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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1487321.015 - City Of Mesa-Fleet Services

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty


Inspection Nr: 1487321.015
Report ID: 0950411
Open Date: 08/07/2020

Site Address:
City Of Mesa-Fleet Services
6935 E Decatur St
Mesa, AZ 85207

Mailing Address:
20 E Main St Ste 150, Mesa, AZ 85201

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 921120/Legislative Bodies

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/10/2020


Close Case:07/08/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1640161
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 Serious 19100147 C04 I 01/28/2021 02/23/2021 $2,500 $2,500 $0 01/29/2021 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128447.015
Event: 08/06/2020
Employee Is Killed When Crushed While Working On Street Swee

At 10:15 p.m. on August 6, 2020, an employee was working as an automotive techn ician for a city agency that maintained vehicles owned by the city. He was check ing the hydraulic system on a 2015 Schwarze Industries M6 Avalanche street sweep er, with serial number 15M6SE109. He was inspecting the system for leaks and fun ctionality. The street sweeper was running and all equipment had been energized while he checked the functioning of the hydraulic system. He entered a compartme nt between a conveyor and two hoppers to inspect for leaks, when a conveyor came down on his back and head. The employee was found caught in between the waste h opper and the conveyor. He was not breathing, and he did not respond to CPR. He was pronounced dead onsite by paramedics. According to the medical examiner's re port, the cause of death was asphyxiation after the employee had been crushed in between a street sweeper's conveyor and a waste hopper.

Keywords:asphyxiated, automotive repair, back, caught between, cpr, crushed, emergency response, falling object, head, lockout, maintenance

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487321.015 Fatality Mechanical controls and valve repairers
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