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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
Current Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L01 I 05/17/2021 06/03/2021 $25,000 $25,000 $0 05/25/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132142.015 Event: 12/18/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck By Backing Up Forklift
On December 18, 2020, Employee #1, Coworker #1, and Coworker #2, employed by a p ipeline construction company, were in the employer's construction yard. Employe e #1 and Coworker #1 were standing alongside one another. Coworker #2 was opera ting a rough terrain forklift (telehandler) and picking up materials to be loade d. As Coworker #2 backed up his machine with a load of materials, he struck Emp loyee #1, who was in the operator's blind spot. Employee #1 sustained blunt for ce crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: backing up, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, equipment operator, forklift, material handling, pipeline, run over, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1507470.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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