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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1280784.015 - 72145 - Damifino Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1280784.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 11/28/2017

72145 - Damifino Inc
1352 Trask Parkway
Seabrook, SC 29940
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7538/General Automotive Repair Shops
NAICS: 811111/General Automotive Repair
Mailing: 35 Jericho Rd, Beaufort, SC 29906

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/28/2018
Close Case:09/27/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $3,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,400
Current Penalty $1,812 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,812
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 04/05/2018 05/08/2018 $1,400 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100178 L01 I 04/05/2018 05/08/2018 $187 $375 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100212 A01 04/05/2018 04/17/2018 $225 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101211.015Event: 11/28/2017Employee Is Killed When His Head Is Caught Between Tailgate
At 11:00 a.m. on November 28, 2017, Employee #1 was tasked to repair the tailgate door of a garbage truck, located at the rear section of the truck. The tailgate door of the Mack front loader garbage truck, Vehicle Identification Number: 1M2K195C54M025743, was approximately 95 feet wide by 100 feet high. Employee #1 placed and rested the tailgate door on top of the mast of a Toyota powered industrial truck (PIT), Serial Number: D738330. The top of the mast was approximately 93 feet above the ground. The tailgate door weighed approximately 600 pounds. Employee #1 was located between the tailgate door and the garbage truck hopper. The hopper was the section of the truck where debris was dumped when collecting garbage. The hopper opening was approximately 92 feet wide by 82 feet high. The hopper opening was approximately 52 feet above the ground. A mechanic was located on the PIT. Another coworker was replacing parts in the cab of a Ford aerial boom lift truck, Vehicle Identification Number: 1FDAF56FXXED11844. The truck was positioned at the right rear of the garbage truck. The mechanic needed to use the PIT to move equipment inside the third bay of the garage. The mechanic raised the mast and backed the PIT. The tailgate fell and caught Employee #1's head between the tailgate door and the lower section of the hopper. Employee #1 received skull fractures and was killed.
Keywords: skull, caught between, fracture, hopper, garbage truck, tailgate
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280784.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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