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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
Current Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260020 B02 10/17/1986 12/03/1986 $120 $240 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260021 B02 10/17/1986 10/20/1986 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19260602 A09 II 10/17/1986 10/23/1986 $120 $240 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14505929 Event: 09/02/1986Employee Killed When Head Strikes Truck Cab Wheel
Employee #1 was a member of a crew that was setting up an asphalt plant for a road paving job. One part of the asphalt plant was the cold bin feed, consisting of three large bins on a truck trailer. After the trailer was disconnected from the truck cab, a laborer drove the cab out until the fifth cab wheel was exposed. He then parked the cab and set the emergency brake. Employee #1 got on the nose of the trailer, about 3 1/2 ft off the ground, to feed 3/4 in. chain through the lifting eyes on the nose. The chain would connect the trailer to a loader, which would lift the front end of the trailer about 1 ft off the ground to extend the trailer's legs. The loader was parked on the south side of the nose with its gear in neutral and the emergency brake engaged. Employee #1 was hooking the trailer to the loader when he lost his balance and fell backward. He did not fall off the nose platform, but his head struck the fifth wheel of the truck cab. Employee #1 suffered a concussion and was killed.
Keywords: wheel, head, struck against, construction, fall, concussion, lost balance, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101588168 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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