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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $2,850 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $4,350
Current Penalty $1,425 $0 $0 $750 $0 $2,175
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100022 C 01/17/1992 02/27/1992 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C01 01/17/1992 02/14/1992 $225 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19101200 E01 01/17/1992 02/14/1992 $225 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 H 01/17/1992 02/14/1992 $225 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19040008 01/17/1992 01/20/1992 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14414270 Event: 12/01/1991Employee Drowned In Aeration Pit At Wastewater Plant
ON THE AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 1, 1991, EMPLOYEE #1, AN OPERATOR, WAS WORKING AT A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OWNED BY THE CITY OF NEW ILONA, LA. HE WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF A.T.S. SERVICE, INC., A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR THAT MAINTAINED AND OPERATED THE PLANT. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSIGNED TO WORK BY HIMSELF AT THE PLANT. IT IS BELIEVED THAT SOME TIME DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AS HE WALKED ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE AERATION PIT, HE FELL IN, DROWNED, AND BECAME CAUGHT UP IN AERATION MACHINERY. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO FIND EMPLOYEE #1 BUT HIS BODY WAS NOT RECOVERED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 10:00 AM ON DECEMBER 3, 1991, AFTER THE PIT WAS DRAINED. THERE WERE NO GUARDRAILS AROUND THE SIDES OF THE PIT, WHICH MEASURED 88 FEET WIDE BY 136 FEET LONG. THERE WAS NO KNOWN EYEWITNESS TO THIS ACCIDENT.
Keywords: guardrail, waste proc fac, pit, fall, fall protection, drown
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108769167 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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