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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,350
Current Penalty $4,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/06/1998 12/28/1998 $3,900 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101200 E01 11/06/1998 12/28/1998 $450 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101200 G01 10/06/1998 11/24/1998 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002C Serious 19101200 H 11/06/1998 12/28/1998 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 658328 Event: 09/14/1998Employee Killed In Fall With Aerial Lift Basket
Employee #1 was operating an Asplundh aerial lift, model LR-50. He was standing in the bucket, with a chain saw and rope, and ascending to cut a tree limb. When he had brought the bucket to a height of approximately 20 ft, the 2 3/4 in. wire rope cable on the lower boom broke, causing the upper boom and bucket to fall. The bucket struck the top of the tool compartment on the left rear side of the truck. Employee #1 was wearing a safety belt and harness, but the sudden impact caused his upper back to slam against the side of the bucket. He suffered internal injuries and died shortly after the accident.
Keywords: wire rope, struck against, broken cable, equipment failure, back, fall, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109856658 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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