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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $11,186 $0 $0 $270 $0 $11,456
Current Penalty $11,186 $0 $0 $270 $0 $11,456
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B02 10/23/2018 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 10/23/2018 11/05/2018 $1,148 $1,148 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01003 Serious 19260651 J02 10/23/2018 10/30/2018 $1,148 $1,148 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01004 Serious 19260652 A01 10/23/2018 $1,890 $1,890 $0 Z - Issued
  5. 02001 Other NEVADA REVISED STATUTES 618.376(1 10/23/2018 11/05/2018 $270 $270 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 109602.015 Event: 07/26/2018Two Employees Fractures Legs When Crushed By Falling Excavat
On July 26, 2018, Employees #1 and #2 and a coworker, employed by a construction company, were working at an excavation site associated with power transmission lines. Employees #1 and #2 were laying pea gravel and grading the 5.4 feet deep excavation in preparation for the installation of an electrical vault. They ex ited the excavation, and then their coworker operated an excavator and finished removing excess pea gravel with the 1.27 cubic foot bucket. The coworker raised the bucket out of the excavation and halted it approximately 5 feet above surfa ce level. Employees #1 and #2 went back down into the excavation to level the r emaining pea gravel. The excavator bucket disconnected from the Wedgelock fully automatic quick coupler due to a failure of the I-Lock Safety Knuckle. The buc ket dropped 5 feet, hit the top edge of the excavation, and rolled into the exca vation and onto the two employees. Emergency services transported the employees to the hospital, where they were admitted. Employee #1 required treatment for a fractured right leg, and Employee #2 required treatment for a fractured left l eg.
Keywords: bucket , construction, construction vehicle, crushed, equipment failure, excavation, excavator, falling object, fracture, leg, power lines, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334308.015 Hospitalized injury Construction laborers
2 1334308.015 Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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