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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $560
Current Penalty $265 $0 $0 $0 $0 $265
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 890032 A 06/22/1989 06/25/1989 $265 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19260021 B 2 06/22/1989 06/25/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 891770 Event: 05/17/1989Employee Injured In Fall From Moving Forklift
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on May 17, 1989, Employee #1 was standing on the street in front of a single family home that was under construction. He had a 60 ft coil of rope slung over his right shoulder. A foreman of P.F. Smith Masonry, Inc., Glen Burnie, MD, was operating a Koehring Sky Trak rough terrain forklift, model 5522, at the construction site and stopped to talk to Employee #1. As he started to move the forklift again, he permitted Employee #1 to ride on the outside of it by standing on the cab entrance step and holding onto the top of the cab. The end of the coil of rope that the employee had over his shoulder became tangled in the rear wheel of the forklift, pulling him off and causing him to fall to the ground. He sustained facial cuts and lacerations, and was hospitalized. The forklift had safety warning symbols posted in clear view of the operator that stated that riders were not allowed.
Keywords: rope, work rules, caught by, construction, riding on equipment, industrial truck, fall, entangled
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108410051 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Excavating and loading machine operators

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