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Case Status: PENDING ABATEMENT OF VIOLATIONS

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Inspection: 1220146.015 - 94955 - Visu-Sewer Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 1220146.015Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 03/22/2017

94955 - Visu-Sewer Inc
6311 Tahoe Place
Saint Paul, MN 55125
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4959/Sanitary Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 562998/All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services
Mailing: W230 N4855 Betker Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/19/2017
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1194651    
Case Status: PENDING ABATEMENT OF VIOLATIONS

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $184,100 $0 $0 $0 $184,100
Current Penalty $0 $184,100 $0 $0 $0 $184,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 19260021 B02 07/24/2017 08/17/2017 $44,100 $44,100 $0 08/01/2017 -
  2. 01002 Willful 52070620 07/24/2017 08/17/2017 $70,000 $70,000 $0 08/01/2017 -
  3. 01003 Willful 52070720 07/24/2017 08/17/2017 $70,000 $70,000 $0 08/01/2017 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 94240.015Event: 03/22/2017Employee Is Killed When Entangled In Boiler Truck Hydraulic
On March 22, 2017, Employee #1, working alone, was retracting a section of lay-flat hose onto a hydraulic powered roller that was located on the rear of a boiler truck. He was on an elevated work platform, approximately 6 foot high, during a trench-less sewer repair process. The boiler truck had a foot controller with a pressure switch originally on the truck when it came from the manufacturer. The employer did an in house modification of the hydraulic control for the roller and added a hand lever switch. This switch had been overridden by a bungee cord which caused the roller to continue spinning. In addition, the hydraulic roller was not designed for nor intended for the use for which the employer was using it. There was no means to cut the power to the hydraulic roller on the elevated work platform at the point of operation during operating cycles. While Employee #1 was retracting and winding the hose onto the powered spinning roller he became entangled in the retracting hose and was pulled into the hydraulic roller entrapping him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: pinned, caught by, truck, roller conveyor, struck by, caught in
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1220146.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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