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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 30223 A 03/01/1995 03/14/1995 $1,300 $2,500 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14302988 Event: 01/19/1995Employee Falls 40 To 45 Feet From Crane Hook To The Ground
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on January 19, 1995, Employee #1 was trimming limbs from a spruce tree while suspended from the hook on an ARZO telescopic crane, model 310. He was suspended by a safety belt/boatswain's chair that was attached to the crane's hook by a rope lanyard; the lanyard ran through the hook with both ends attached to the safety belt. While Employee #1 was being lowered, the safety latch on the hook released and the rope lanyard slipped off the hook, causing Employee #1 to fall 40 to 45 feet to the ground. He suffered broken bones and internal injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: fracture, bosun chair, crane hook, safety belt, lanyard, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111716585 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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