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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,250
Current Penalty $1,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4002 A 08/17/1995 06/19/1995 $1,750 $2,250 $0 10/02/1995 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170591549 Event: 06/14/1995Employee'S Arm Crushed In Rotating Drum Of Concrete Truck
Employee #1, of Associated Ready Mix, is an experienced ready mix concrete truck driver who had been hired November 1994. He was cleaning the truck's rotating bowl with a rag while the drum was in motion. A piece of 3 by 3 angle iron welded on the drum is used as a tripping device for the drum rotation counter. The angle iron caught his sleeve and pulled his arm into a 3 in. space between the drum motor mount and the drum itself. Employee #1's left arm was severely mangled and crushed and required extensive surgery. Associated Ready Mix had a rule in its Code of Safe Practices that said employees should not work on rotating equipment; however, it also had a written policy that allowed employees to wipe the rotating drum as long as they worked on the upside of the drum. Associated Ready Mix was cited for allowing employees to work on rotating equipment.
Keywords: rotating parts, concrete truck, work rules, cleaning, drum, caught by, crushed, arm, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119896751 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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