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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1480460.015 - Premier Ski Boat Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Fort Worth

Nr: 1480460.015Report ID: 0636900Open Date: 06/24/2020

Premier Ski Boat Corporation
375 Oakridge Blvd
Lewisville, TX 75057
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 441222/Boat Dealers
Mailing: 375 Oakridge Blvd, Lewisville, TX 75057

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/24/2020
Emphasis: L:GifallClose Case:09/25/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,446 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,446
Current Penalty $6,612 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,612
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 08/20/2020 09/18/2020 $6,612 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127252.015Event: 06/23/2020Employee Is Crushed And Killed Between Boats
At 8:55 a.m. on June 23, 2020, an employee was working for a boat dealer. He was using a Kubota tractor to move a boat and trailer located in the facility's shop bay. He connected the boat to the tractor and begun repositioning the boat. As the employee started moving the boat, the boat trailer disconnected from the tractor and continued moving toward some parked boats. A coworker, the lead technician, was present. He yelled to the employee to let the boat go. The employee got in front of the moving boat and between the moving boat and the parked boats to attempt to stop the disconnected moving boat. The employee was caught in between the boats when they collided. He was struck by the moving boat and pinned between it and the parked boats. He was killed. The lead technician felt that the cause of the incident was a failure to ensure that the trailer ball was secured in the hitch and to secure the safety pin in the hitch. The employer did not have a standard operating procedure (SOP) for moving vessels and trailers with the use of a Kubota tractor. It had one created on July 3, 2020. The employer was to provide the employees training on the importance of following the procedure when connecting the tractor to the vessel trailer. It covered inserting the safety pin, walking around the vessel to ensure that it was connected correctly, and verifying that the trailer was connected properly to the tractor.
Keywords: pinned, restraining device, trailer, training, caught between, equipment operator, nip point, crushed, boat, work rules, tractor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1480460.015 Fatality Other Buyers, wholesale & retail trade except farm prod.

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