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Inspection: 1608350.015 - Chicago Transit Authority

Inspection Information - Office: Illinois Public Sector


Inspection Nr: 1608350.015
Report ID: 0551701
Date Opened: 07/18/2022

Site Address:
Chicago Transit Authority
200 S. Lasalle
Chicago, IL 60601

Mailing Address:
567 W Lake St. Attn: Mr. Dorval Carter, Chicago, IL 60661

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 485111/Mixed Mode Transit Systems

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/18/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1920275
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 1 3
Initial Penalty $0 $6,600 $0 $0 $0 $6,600
Current Penalty $0 $6,600 $0 $0 $0 $6,600
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Willful 820 ILCS 219/20(A) 11/30/2022 12/30/2022 $6,600 $6,600 $0 12/30/2022 C - Contested  
2. 02001 Serious 820 ILCS 219/20(A) 11/30/2022 12/30/2022 $0 $0 $0 12/30/2022 C - Contested  
3. 03001 Other 56 IL ADMIN CODE PART 350.375(A)( 11/30/2022 01/04/2023 $0 $0 $0 12/30/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147917.015
Event: 07/16/2022
Employee Is Electrocuted And Killed After Contacting Electri

At 1:45 a.m. on July 16, 2022, an employee was walking on the platform at the La Salle Station of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). The employee was a CTA cus tomer service assistant and was walking on the south-inner platform towards the south-end steps. The employee was observed was observed walking down the steps a nd onto the right-of-way, and then crossing from the inner track towards the cen ter. When the employee stepped over the rails, he stumbled and fell, landing on the foot walk between the third rails. The employee attempted to get up from the foot walk but stumbled and fell a second time, contacting the third rail of the outer track and running rail with a 600 volt direct current. The employee remai ned in the position in which he fell, and approximately 5 minutes later a southb ound train struck the employee when it entered the station. The coworker driving the train stopped, and activated the bakes and yellow outside signal lights, wi th the employee positioned beneath the head car. The coworker opened the left si de motor cab window of the train and looked out before returning to the right-si de operating position and proceeding, starting and stopping the train four more times. When the trainer reaches the marker on the outer track platform of the st ation, the coworker exited the head car and went back to observe the employee. T he employee was killed by electrocution when he contacted the 600 volt third and running rails. The employee sustained secondary trauma post mortem from contact ing the train, receiving multiple fractures to the skull, face, ribs, and left h umerus.

Keywords:direct current, electric shock, electric current, electrified, electrocuted, fracture, high voltage, rail, tracks, train

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1608350.015 Fatality Public transportation attendants
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