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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $22,500 $70,000 $0 $935 $0 $93,435
Current Penalty $0 $17,500 $0 $1,430 $0 $18,930
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1541 C02 03/30/2004 04/16/2004 $935 $935 $0 04/16/2004 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 02001 Other 1541 H01 03/30/2004 04/09/2004 $495 $22,500 $0 04/16/2004 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 03001 Willful 15410001 A01 03/30/2004 04/09/2004 $17,500 $70,000 $0 04/16/2004 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201174240 Event: 10/01/2003Cave In Kills Employee
Employee #1 and his foreman were excavating a grave that measured 3-ft wide, 8-ft long and 8-ft deep. Employee #1 used a backhoe to remove most of the soil but had been unable to make true corners. A concrete vault would be placed into the excavation and then a casket in the vault so the dimensions of the excavations had to be able to conform to those of the vault. Employee #1 retrieved a 6-ft ladder, placed it in the excavation, and proceeded to true out the corners of the excavation. While standing in the excavation the south wall collapsed. Employee #1 was buried up to his waist. The foreman was working with him standing on top of the excavation and was able to signal another employee and they were able to pull Employee #1 from the excavation using a strap. Employee #1 sustained broken ribs and a broken clavicle and was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, collarbone, ladder, rib, cave-in, backhoe, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120350921 Hospitalized injury Fracture Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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