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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1041622.015 - Mustang Machinery/Caterpillar

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 1041622.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 02/12/2015

Mustang Machinery/Caterpillar
16341 Hwy. 90 Westnull
Beaumont, TX 77713
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 811310/Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
Mailing: 7990 Eastex Freewaynull, Beaumont, TX 77708

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/24/2015
Close Case:08/24/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident955612    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 II 07/09/2015 08/13/2015 $5,250 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 73973.015Event: 02/10/2015Employee Dies When Struck By A Backhoe Bucket Assembly
At 9:15 a.m. on February 10, 2015, an employee was tracing a hydraulic leak in t he control section console of a Caterpillar 416D Backhoe that was turned off at the time. The employee had unbolted, lifted, and stowed the console at the top of the control levels by using the built-in rubber boot used to protect the cont rols range of management. With the console stowed, the employee asked the site operator to turn the backhoe on, so the leak can be located. When equipment was turned on, the heavy bucket assembly swung towards the outrigger, striking the employee who sustained several broken ribs, a punctured lung and caused internal hemorrhaging. The employee died the next day due to his injuries.
Keywords: crushed, hemorrhage, lockout/tagout, powered industrial vehicle, rib, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1041622.015 Fatality Heavy equipment mechanics

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