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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $19,114 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,114
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/27/2021 09/13/2021 $12,000 $13,653 $0 09/30/2021 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100141 C01 II 07/27/2021 08/20/2021 $5,461 $5,461 $0 09/30/2021 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133110.015 Event: 02/08/2021Employee Is Killed When Salt Storage Pile Collapses
At 1:00 p.m. on February 8, 2021, an employee was working as a truck driver for a local general freight trucking company. He drove heavy trucks. He exited the c ab of his dump truck and proceeded between his truck and an adjacent dump truck to relieve himself. He and two coworkers were parked perpendicular to a salt pil e, waiting for the salt to be loaded onto their trucks. A portion of the salt pi le collapsed. The collapsing salt pushed the first dump truck into the second (m iddle) dump truck, which in turn was pushed into the third dump truck. The emplo yee, who was the driver of the third dump truck and was between the second and t hird trucks, was crushed between the two dump trucks. He suffered multiple traum atic injuries. He was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, caught between, collapse, crushed, dump truck, elderly, falling object, traumatic, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1513904.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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