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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 11340569 - Academy Contractors Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 11340569Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 07/13/1983

Academy Contractors Inc
115 Belmont Ave
Belleville, NJ 07109
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:
Ownership: 
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/14/1983
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/25/1983

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $180
Current Penalty $180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $180
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260652 B 07/19/1983 07/14/1983 $180 $180 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 735209Event: 07/13/1983Fork Lift Overturned, Crushing Operator
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A NAMCO ELECTRIC FORK LIFT. HE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING THE YARD, WHICH INVOLVES MOVING DRUMS AND PALLETS. THERE WAS A 3 1/2 INCH DEEP DEPRESSION IN THE ASPHALT PAVEMENT, CAUSED BY HEAVY TRUCK TRAFFIC. EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN IN ORDER TO PICK UP SOME EMPTY PALLETS. THE WHEELS OF THE FORK LIFT HIT THE DEPRESSED AREA, CAUSING IT TO TURN OVER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PINNED BETWEEN THE OVERHEAD GUARD AND THE PAVEMENT. THE FORK LIFT WAS A STAND-UP, THREE WHEEL ELECTRIC TRUCK (S/N 773128E). EMPLOYEE #1'S HEAD WAS CRUSHED, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: head, uneven ground, construction, overhead guard, crushed, industrial truck, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 11340569 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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