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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126209618 - Heritage Railway Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 126209618Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 01/08/1998

Heritage Railway Services, Inc.
19329 Southlake Road
Taft, CA 93268
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3743/Railroad Equipment
Mailing: Po Box Ff, Taft, CA 93268

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/13/1998
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3210 A 03/18/1998 03/28/1998 $4,000 $4,000 $0 04/08/1998 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201091378Event: 11/11/1997Employee Injured In Fall From Railroad Car
On November 11, 1997, Employee #1 was assigned to work on the top of a tank car replacing nuts and bolts and to do any necessary welding and tacking. The top of the tank car was approximately 14 ft above the concrete. As the work progressed, Employee #1 walked toward the center of the car but noticed that his lead cable was stuck. Employee #1 was trying to un-stick the cable when he lost his balance. Employee #1 reached for the safety chain but it was not anchored and he fell to the cement. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he was admitted for treatment of serious foot injuries.
Keywords: lifeline, railroad tank car, railroad car, welding, welding cable, fall, fall protection, lost balance, unguarded, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126209618 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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