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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $1,680 $0 $6,680
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $1,030 $0 $6,030
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other LC6431 01/08/1997 02/05/1997 $375 $375 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 01/08/1997 02/05/1997 $280 $465 $0 01/22/1997 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Other 3664 A 01/08/1997 02/05/1997 $375 $465 $0 01/22/1997 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 4. 01004 Other 6151 E03 01/08/1997 02/05/1997 $0 $375 $0 01/22/1997 D - Govt Dismissed
  5. 02001 Serious 3664 A06 01/08/1997 01/13/1997 $5,000 $5,000 $0 01/22/1997 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201030384 Event: 11/09/1996Employee'S Fingertip Crushed By Fork Of Fork Lift
On November 9, 1996, Employee #1, a repair mechanic, was working for an employer that operated a field nursery for small house plants. Recently, there had been substantial greenhouse construction, demolition, and remodeling operations that included the use of a forklift truck to pull out embedded pipes from the soil. One end of a steel chain was tied to the lift's fork and the other end was tied to a pipe. The fork was then raised, dislodging the pipe from the soil. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was tying a chain to the pipe and to the fork. His right hand was between the pipe and the fork when, for some reason, the forklift driver lowered the fork, smashing the tip of Employee #1's index finger. He was transported to Bay Harbor Hospital for treatment. The accident occurred because Employee #1 was allowed to work under the elevated portion of an industrial truck without it being effectively blocked to prevent it from falling.
Keywords: unsecured, blocks, finger, work rules, crushed, industrial truck, struck by, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120325451 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction trades, n.e.c.

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