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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C01 08/31/1994 09/06/1994 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19101200 E01 08/31/1994 09/05/1994 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170340756 Event: 07/29/1994Employee Killed When Struck By Pressurized End Cap
Employee #1 was sitting on a plastic milk case in front of a pressurized ride cylinder accumulator from a Terex dump truck, removing the 16th bolt from the end cap. The 49 1/2 lb end cap blew off and struck the employee in the chest, killing him. The ride cylinder accumulator had been placed on the forks of a forklift truck with the forks raised so the employee could sit and work on the end cap. The charged accumulator was filled with hydraulic oil and nitrogen and the pressure was not released before the employee began working on the accumulator. The recommended nitrogen pressure is 285 lbf/sq in. at an 80 degree ambient temperature. The actual pressure in the accumulator before the accident is unknown. The remaining 1,116 lb cylinder flew in the opposite direction and landed on the floor about 8 ft away from the forklift.
Keywords: chest, work rules, hydraulic cylinder, nitrogen, high pressure, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123258196 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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