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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $15,685 $0 $0 $425 $0 $16,110
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $325 $0 $5,325
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $61,600 $0 $61,600

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 02/09/1995 02/22/1995 $325 $425 $61,600 02/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 3273 A 02/09/1995 02/22/1995 $3,185 $3,185 $0 02/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 3332 A 02/09/1995 02/22/1995 $6,250 $6,250 $0 02/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Serious 3332 B 02/09/1995 02/22/1995 $5,000 $6,250 $0 02/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170891147 Event: 01/08/1995Untrained New Employee Suffers Leg Amputation In Switchyard
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 8, 1995, Employee #1 had been working about an hour on her first day of work at a switching yard. She was working between two rail cars and was required to open the car's knuckles and connect the air hoses. While Employee #1 connected the hoses of two parked rail cars, a third car approached and abruptly hit one of the cars, moving the parked rail cars and causing one of them to run over her right leg. Employee #1's leg was amputated. There were no derails, bumper blocks, or any controls to safeguard the employee. Employee #1 had not been instructed with respect to the hazards unique to the switchyard operation.
Keywords: longshoring, amputated, unsecured, work rules, railroad car, caught between, inexperience, air hose, untrained, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120113170 Hospitalized injury Fracture Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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