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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
Current Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 22.8(1)(1)(SEC2) 10/27/2020 11/24/2020 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/18/2020 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19260095 A 10/27/2020 11/02/2020 $2,500 $2,500 $0 11/18/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 126302.015 Event: 05/15/2020Employee Is Killed When Road Widener Falls From Jack And Cru
At 12:00 a.m. on May 15, 2020, an employee used a twenty ton air bottle jack to raise a Blaw-Knox Road Widener to conduct repairs underneath the equipment. The employee moved underneath the widener without using blocks, cribbing or chocks t o prevent movement. While under the widener, the jack kicked out and the widener fell onto the employee's head and was killed by crush injuries.
Keywords: blocks, chock, construction vehicle, crushed, falling object, head, jack, maintenance, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1475799.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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