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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 $12,288 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,288
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $9,216 $0 $9,216
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260021 B02 07/13/2021 $9,216 $12,288 $0 08/09/2021 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133793.015 Event: 03/03/2021Foreman Dies After Being Struck By Backing Up Loader
At 4:00 p.m. on March 3, 2021, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a road an d bridge construction company, were working at a project site. Employee #1, the project foreman, had instructed the coworker, who was operating a front end loa der, to move a sand pile into another position to make way for a new sand pile. As the foreman walked along a public roadway toward the sand pile, the coworker began backing up the front end loader toward the sand pile. The foreman walked into the blind spot of the front end loader. The coworker could not see the fo reman, although he later reported that he had checked the back up camera and mir ror and had turned around to check for traffic. The front end loader struck the foreman, who sustained blunt force traumatic injuries. Emergency services tran sported the foreman to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The subseque nt police report stated that the back-up alarm on the front end loader was opera tional.
Keywords: backing up, blunt force trauma, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, front end loader, material handling, poor visibility, run over, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1517952.015 Fatality

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