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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 1 3
Initial Penalty $31,500 $8,750 $0 $0 $0 $40,250
Current Penalty $15,750 $1,250 $0 $3,000 $0 $20,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 1541(B)(2) 05/12/2016 05/26/2016 $1,250 $8,750 $0 05/18/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3203(A) 05/12/2016 05/26/2016 $15,750 $15,750 $0 05/18/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Other 3203(A)(7) 05/12/2016 05/26/2016 $3,000 $15,750 $0 05/18/2016 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 81065.015 Event: 11/13/2015Worker Is Killed In Fire When Tractor Shank Strikes Natural
At 3:32 p.m. on November 13, 2015, a worker was operating a Caterpillar tractor (model number: D10N) with a shank attached to rip an approximately 5.5 foot ditc h in the soil. While ripping the soil, the tractor's shank struck a 34-inch in d iameter underground natural gas pipeline. A spark occurred, igniting the natural gas, causing a fire. The worker was overcome by the flames and was killed.
Keywords: compressed gas, explosion, fire, natural gas, pressure piping
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1105855.015 Fatality Agricultural and food scientists

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