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Inspection: 307921189 - Linde Enterprises Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Wilkes-Barre


Inspection Nr: 307921189
Report ID: 0317700
Date Opened: 07/18/2006

Site Address:
Linde Enterprises Inc
100 Block Of Penn Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

Mailing Address:
Rd # 1 Golf Hill Road, Honesdale, PA 18431

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/18/2006

Emphasis: N:Trench

Case Closed: 07/06/2007

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101371722
Referral 201375896 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,800 $0 $2,800
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 Other 19260200 B01 12/20/2006 04/15/2007 $2,800 $5,600 $0 01/17/2007 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201371069
Event: 07/18/2006
Employee Is Caught Between Truck And Excavator And Later Die

Employees were using a Bobcat excavator to open a 34-in. deep excavation across a city street. The operator was looking at his work and a witness was walking on the sidewalk, toward the area. Employee #1 was behind the excavator, according to witnesses. Employee #1 was the driver of the dump truck. Witnesses reported Employee #1 was attempting to walk between a Bobcat Model Number 341 excavator and a dump truck when the Bobcat superstructure rotated, pinning Employee #1 between the Bobcat and the dump truck. The space between the Bobcat superstructure and the truck was 2 in. at that point. Employee #1 sustained crushing internal injuries and was taken to the hospital where he died on July 27, 2006.

Keywords:caught between, crushed, truck, excavator, inattention

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307921189 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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