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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $800
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260300 A 11/04/1991 11/09/1991 $800 $800 $0 11/14/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040002 A 11/04/1991 12/02/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 755033 Event: 08/14/1991Employee Dies When Chest Is Punctured By Metal Shard
Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a sign stub. They faced each other and alternated sledge hammer swings at the stub. Employee #1 hit a glancing blow on his coworker's hammer while it was on the stub. A metal shard dislodged from Employee #1's hammer and punctured his chest cavity. He bled to death from his wound. Employee #1 had a blood alcohol level of 0.068.
Keywords: chest, loss of blood, alcohol, construction, intoxicated, struck by, flying object, hand tool, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108505223 Fatality Puncture Construction laborers

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