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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $28,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,350
Current Penalty $7,870 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,870
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1593(B) 03/12/2018 03/22/2018 $3,935 $9,450 $0 05/10/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Serious 1593(D) 03/12/2018 03/22/2018 $3,935 $9,450 $0 05/10/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  3. 03001 Other 3203(A) 03/12/2018 03/22/2018 $0 $9,450 $0 05/10/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99400.015 Event: 09/13/2017Employee Operating Scraper Is Injured In Collision
At 7:30 a.m. on September 13, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a c onstruction company, were operating earth-moving scrapers at a multiemployer con struction project, a new residential building development. They were grading th e unimproved lots. Employee #1, who was operating a Caterpillar 637 Scraper, Id entification Numbers K8E88, 5-323, and UF3L78, performed a cut/fill operation an d dropped the load of dirt from his scraper's bowl. He then attempted to comple te a 180-degree turn at a higher than normal rate of speed. Employee #1 lost po sitive control of the machine and was unable to stop. Employee #1's scraper col lided with the scraper driven by Coworker #1. Employee #1, who was wearing a se at belt, lost consciousness. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 wa s transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a concussion, mu ltiple rib fractures, and contusions to his left lung and left knee. During the subsequent investigation, the employer's mechanic stated that he had inspected the scraper operated by Employee #1, which was totaled in the collision, and tha t the machine's braking system was not functional.
Keywords: collision, concussion, fracture, lost control, maintenance, residential construction, rib, scraper, speeding, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1267175.015 Hospitalized injury Grader, dozer and scraper operators

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