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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $3,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $13,000
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 07/09/1990 07/23/1990 $1,000 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260556 B02 IX 07/09/1990 07/17/1990 $500 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19260200 G01 07/27/1990 07/30/1990 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  4. 01003B Serious 19260201 A01 07/27/1990 07/30/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 5. 02001A Serious 19260200 G01 07/09/1990 07/12/1990 $1,000 $10,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 6. 02001B Serious 19260201 A01 07/09/1990 07/12/1990 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14487177 Event: 03/12/1990Employee Killed When Tractor Trailer Strikes Lift Bucket
At about 9:20 a.m. on March 12, 1990, Employee #1, a traffic maintenance worker, was painting a traffic signal device from an aerial lift bucket at a busy intersection. The bucket was struck by a passing tractor trailer truck and Employee #1 was thrown to the ground and killed. He had been tied off, but the force of the impact severed the safety ring and the pin that connected the bucket to the articulating arm. Preliminary findings reveal that the employer did not use sufficient traffic controls. No advanced warning signs were placed in the work zone. Company and union safety procedures were not followed when the bucket was articulated outside of the general circumference of its base vehicle. The height from grade to base of the signal light was 14 ft 1 in. The company vehicle was a 1981 Chevy truck equipped with Dura-Lift model DFSL. The tractor trailer was a 1987 Mercedes-Benz, height 12 ft 3 in. of box.
Keywords: traffic accident, work rules, traffic control, fall, struck by, tractor trailer, bucket elevator, aerial lift, warning sign
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109903930 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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