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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
Current Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 12/29/2020 01/11/2021 $13,494 $13,494 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127679.015 Event: 07/08/2020Employee Is Struck, Killed By Swinging Excavator Bucket
At 10:30 p.m. on July 8, 2020, Employee #1 and three coworkers, employed by a co nstruction company, were doing excavation work in a landfill excavation shaft at a depth of approximately 35 to 40 feet. Two of the coworkers were operating ex cavators, while Employee #1 and the third coworker were installing liner plate. The operator of the excavator that had a bucket attached inadvertently hit the excavator's swing control. The bucket, which was approximately 5 feet from the ground, swung and struck Employee #1. Employee #1's skull was fractured, and he was killed.
Keywords: bucket , confined space, construction, control lever, excavation, excavator, fracture, installing, shaft, skull, steel plate, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482883.015 Fatality

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