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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
Initial Penalty $23,060 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,060
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 1509 A 05/24/2001 06/07/2001 $0 $5,060 $0 07/13/2001 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 1511 B 05/24/2001 06/07/2001 $0 $18,000 $0 07/13/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201793965 Event: 01/18/2001Employee Injured When Pole Crashes Through Cab Of Excavator
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on January 18, 2001, Employee #1 was operating a loader stripping asphalt and putting it in a pile. Another worker asked Employee #1 to use the excavator to remove a wooden power pole. The pole was 26 inches in diameter and 39 ft tall. Employee #1 using a Kobel Trackho, Model Number SK330lC, Serial Number YCO6-W0259 excavator to dig around the pole. Employee #1 had just dumped his 3rd shovel full of dirt and was swinging back when the pole fell. The pole crashed through the cab and struck Employee #1 on the head. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a blunt trauma to his head and neck and is paralyzed from the chest down.
Keywords: excavation, head, paralysis, pinned, crushed, excavator, loader, neck, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119825750 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers

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