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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1384189.015 - Nichols Equipment

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1384189.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 03/11/2019

Nichols Equipment
5137 Nw 2nd Stnull
Des Moines, IA 50313
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 532490/Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
Mailing: 5137 Nw 2nd Stnull, Des Moines, IA 50313

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/2019
Close Case:05/21/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1431517 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $4,157 $0 $0 $934 $0 $5,091
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,657 $0 $4,657
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 88.4 - CODE OF IOWA (2017) 04/26/2019 05/22/2019 $4,157 $4,157 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040029 B01 04/26/2019 05/22/2019 $250 $467 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02002 Other 19100037 B02 04/26/2019 05/22/2019 $250 $467 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114331.015Event: 02/25/2019Employee Sustains Fractures When Caught Between Excavator An
At 11:15 a.m. on February 25, 2019, Employee #1 was operating a John Deere 225d excavator. The employee attempted to adjust the mirror on the excavator so that he could continue backing out of building to clear the doorway. He pulled the sh ut off lever and leaned out of the cab to fix the mirror. When he reengaged the safety shut off lever, he was inadvertently leaning against the joystick that ro tates the cab. The employee was struck by and caught in between the excavator ca b and the building's door opening. The employee used the joystick to rotate the cab back to the right, and freed himself. Employee #1 sustained three fractured vertebra and a broken collarbone. He was transported by ambulance to a nearby ho spital and remained hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: caught between, collarbone, door, excavator, fracture, neck, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1384189.015 Hospitalized injury Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators

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