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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123299703 - Johnny'S Auto Body, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 123299703Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 02/04/2000

Johnny'S Auto Body, Inc.
444 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7539/Automotive Repair Shops, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/20/2000
Close Case:04/10/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral201523131 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040008 03/24/2000 03/24/2000 $300 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 123299703Event: 01/30/2000Employee Killed When Run Over By Rolling Tow Truck
On January 30, 2000, Employee #1, a tow truck driver for Johnny's Auto Body, was trying to extricate a police cruiser from snow. As he hooked up the cruiser and began to move it, the cruiser slid into a telephone pole. Employee #1 then unhitched the cruiser and moved his truck about 30 ft uphill on the street. While the officers examined the minor damage to the cruiser, Employee #1 walked back down the hill toward them. Meanwhile, the truck started to slide down the hill. Employee #1 yelled for the officers to get out of the way as he ran around to the side of the truck. He was pulled under the wheels and killed instantly. It is uncertain if Employee #1 applied the brakes upon leaving the vehicle or if the brakes simply failed to lock the wheels in place. The accident is still under police investigation.
Keywords: brake, work rules, equipment failure, slippery surface, tow truck, unmanned, frozen, run over, slope, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123299703 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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