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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 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $56,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $56,700
Current Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $4,200 $0 $23,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3650(L) 07/31/2018 08/08/2018 $2,100 $18,900 $0 08/22/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Other 3650(U) 07/31/2018 08/08/2018 $2,100 $18,900 $0 08/22/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  3. 03001 Serious 6982(F) 07/31/2018 08/08/2018 $18,900 $18,900 $0 08/22/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 104418.015 Event: 03/07/2018Employee Is Paralyzed After Falling To The Ground
At 12:30 p.m. on March 7, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that mined or quarried crushed and broken stone. A metal ladder was being moved to provide ac cess to a wash screen plant. The ladder was suspended from a sling and metal cha in. It weighed about 40 kilograms (90 pounds). The employee was on an elevated p latform aligning the ladder. It came loose from the sling and metal chain. It fe ll onto the employee. It struck him on the back of his head. The employee was kn ocked unconscious. He fell over and rolled off the elevated platform, below the mid rail guard. He fell about 5.5 meters (18 feet) to the ground and landed on h is head, neck and back area. He broke his neck and six ribs. He sustained quadri plegia and was hospitalized.
Keywords: elevated work platform, fall, falling object, guardrail, head, ladder, neck, paralysis, rib, struck by, suspended load, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1300486.015 Hospitalized injury Mining occupations, n.e.c.

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