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Inspection: 1477588.015 - Mountain Reload Llc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 1477588.015Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 06/04/2020

Mountain Reload Llc.
1001 W 52nd Avenuenull
Denver, CO 80221
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 488210/Support Activities for Rail Transportation
Mailing: 1001 W 52nd Avenuenull, Denver, CO 80221

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/20/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1477595 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,398 $53,975 $0 $0 $0 $59,373
Current Penalty $5,398 $53,975 $0 $0 $0 $59,373
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/25/2020 12/31/2020 $5,398 $5,398 $0 12/17/2020 C - Contested
  2. 02001 Willful 5A0001 11/25/2020 12/31/2020 $53,975 $53,975 $0 12/17/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 126706.015Event: 06/04/2020Employee Is Killed When Pinned Between Rail Car And Barricad
At 5:45 a.m. on June 4, 2020, Employee # 1 was moving four railcars containing s oda ash to the end of the spur to enable unloading of the soda ash. Work took pl ace prior to start of the shift; prior to other employees arriving to site. Ther e were no witnesses. Surveillance camera from a neighboring business captured v ideo of a set of two rail cars passing through the scene. Approximately 35 seco nds after the first set passed through the scene, a second set of two rail cars passed into the scene. The second set of rail cars struck the first set, pushing the rail cars into the barrier. Employee # 1 was believed to have been riding t he leading platform of rail car 1 (of first set) operating the hand brake to pos ition the rail car. He was found by a coworker, trapped between the first rail c ar and concrete/soil barrier. Employee # 1 was pinned between the railcar and th e barricade. He suffered compressive asphyxia and was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, crushed, flatbed rail car, off loading, struck against, struck by, vehicle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1477588.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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