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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 4 7
Current Violations 3 4 7
Initial Penalty $28,350 $0 $0 $5,470 $0 $33,820
Current Penalty $28,350 $0 $0 $5,470 $0 $33,820
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342(A) 12/24/2020 $5,000 $5,000 $0 01/14/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Other 3203(B)(2) 12/24/2020 $110 $110 $0 01/14/2021 C - Contested
  3. 01003 Other 3395(I) 12/24/2020 $110 $110 $0 01/14/2021 C - Contested
  4. 01004 Other 6053(E) 12/24/2020 $250 $250 $0 01/14/2021 C - Contested
  5. 02001 Serious 3395(D)(1) 12/24/2020 $6,300 $6,300 $0 01/14/2021 C - Contested
  6. 03001 Serious 3395(F)(3) 12/24/2020 $15,750 $15,750 $0 01/14/2021 C - Contested
  7. 04001 Serious 3395(H)(1)(D) 12/24/2020 $6,300 $6,300 $0 01/14/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127310.015 Event: 06/24/2020Diver Working On Water Tower Dies Of Heat Exhaustion
At 10:30 a.m. on June 24, 2020, Employee #1, a 27-year-old male, was working for a commercial diving service company that specialized in cleaning, inspecting, r epairing and rehabilitating potable water tanks. He was part of a three-man team that specialized in the inspection, cleaning and repair of large potable water tanks. The crew started working at 7:30 a.m. They were at a state university. Th e employee was getting ready to go into an elevated water tower to inspect and c lean the tank. He had not put on his diving equipment yet. At approximately 10:3 0 a.m. he was found unresponsive on the water tower's catwalk, which was about 3 0 meters (100 feet) high. The fire department was called. The employee was lower ed to the ground. He was in cardiac arrest. He was taken to a medical center. He died the following day. His death was related to heat and drugs.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, catwalk, diver, emergency response, heat exhaustion, scuba, unresponsive, water tank, water tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1480842.015 Fatality Inspectors, testers and graders

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