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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 $0 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $1,200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $1,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 15410001 A01 09/30/2004 10/05/2004 $450 $450 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3410001 F03 09/30/2004 10/05/2004 $750 $750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170840920 Event: 09/15/2004Employee Fractures Pelvis In Trench Cave-In
At approximately 2:50 p.m. on September 15, 2004, Employee #1 was working for an employer that was constructing 4-inch and 6-inch sanitary sewer lines and a manhole at a commercial building under construction. Employee #1 was checking the grade as the foreman dug a trench with a backhoe. Just before quitting time, the foreman went to park the backhoe. Employee #1 saw what he thought was a problem with an exposed plastic electrical conduit and jumped into the unshored trench to check it out. The south wall of the 5 foot 10 inch trench that was resting on sandfill around the round, plastic conduits, caved in. Large chunks of engineered fill material pinned Employee #1 against the north wall, crushing him and fracturing his pelvis in five places. The foreman and two other employees in the area pulled him out of the trench. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: sewer, fracture, conduit, pinned, construction, trench, crushed, cave-in, manhole, backhoe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119633741 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers

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