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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

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 $5,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100067 C02 II 12/29/2015 01/14/2016 $5,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100067 C02 VI 12/29/2015 03/01/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 78355.015 Event: 07/28/2015Employee Is Killed In Boom Truck Rollover
At 9:30 a.m. on July 28, 2015, Employee #1 was using a bucket truck aerial devic e, with a rope and lanyard attached, to lift a section of a spruce tree. The com bined weight of the operator, section of tree, and bucket liner, exceeded the we ight limit for the aerial unit, which caused the unit, including the truck body, to tip over. Employee #1 was connected to the bucket with a safety belt and lan yard. When the boom and bucket hit the ground, the bucket rotated, pinning the e mployee to the ground. The weight and pressure exerted on Employee #1 caused mul tiple fractures to the base of his skull, ribs, and sternum, lacerations of the heart, liver, pericardium, and pleura, killing him.
Keywords: aerial lift, boom truck, crushed, fracture, laceration, lanyard, ppe, rib, roll-over, skull, struck by, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1080555.015 Fatality Agricultural and food scientists

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