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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260020 B01 09/21/1995 09/26/1995 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19260021 B02 09/21/1995 09/26/1995 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19260601 B08 09/21/1995 09/26/1995 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 596072 Event: 09/06/1995Employee Killed In Fall From Truck Trailer
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on September 6, 1995, Employee #1 and two coworkers were riding on the back of a tractor trailer, sitting on the edge of the flatbed. The truck was moving between 15 to 30 mph while the employees unloaded pieces of guardrail at different locations along the shoulder of the northbound lane of I-75. Employee #1 was holding onto one end of a piece of guardrail when the other end fell off the truck and became embedded into the ground. Because the truck was still moving, it forced the end of the guardrail Employee #1 was holding into his chest and simultaneously ejected him into the center lane of I-75. Employee #1 was killed instantly. The employer did not have an adequate safety or training program.
Keywords: chest, ejected, guardrail, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, off loading, struck by, flatbed truck, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106215494 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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