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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 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $13,950 $0 $0 $175 $0 $14,125
Current Penalty $13,950 $0 $0 $175 $0 $14,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(B)(2) 06/17/2021 $175 $175 $0 06/22/2021 C - Contested
  2. 02001 Serious 5155(C)(1)(A) 06/17/2021 $10,800 $10,800 $0 06/22/2021 C - Contested
  3. 03001 Serious 5194(H)(2)(E) 06/17/2021 $3,150 $3,150 $0 06/22/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133818.015 Event: 03/02/2021Employee Is Killed By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
At 8:30 a.m. on March 2, 2021, Employee #1 worked alone performing duties of a g oat herdsman. Employee #1 put up fence netting and moved goats from one area to another to graze for fire fuels management. The employee resided in housing prov ided by the employer in a recreational vehicle trailer, a Coachman RV Trailer. The employer provided generators for charging batteries, which power the Coach man RV trailer housing. After finishing work for the day, Employee #1 brought i nside his trailer the employer provided generator, a Predator 2000 Inverter Gene rator. Employee #1 plugged his cellphone charger to the plugin outlet of the Pre dator 2000 Inverter Generator to charge his cellphone at night. The employee wen t to sleep with the generator running inside the trailer with the windows closed . One window was cracked less than 2 inches open. The employee was found by a co worker the next morning dead. The generator had ran out of fuel, stopped workin g when employee was found the next morning by a coworker. Employee #1 was killed by asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide.
Keywords: asphyxiated, battery, carbon monoxide, electric generator, trailer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1518140.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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