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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 $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $10,240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,240
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/30/2021 10/27/2021 $10,240 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134512.015 Event: 04/02/2021Employee Is Killed After Being Caught Between Rail Cars
At 11:14 a.m. on April 2, 2021, an employee was working on a "cut of cars" with the engine approximately 700 feet behind him pushing ahead. The cut of cars was supposed to proceed straight down the tunnel line, which required the employee t o align a specific switch with the tunnel. The employee radioed the engineer and reported that the switch was in the proper position. The cut of cars left the t unnel line and began to shift over to the wrong line where the employee was ridi ng. The engineer attempted to stop the cars, but couldn't. The employee was caug ht between the cut of cars and the cars he was riding crushing his head and kill ing him.
Keywords: caught between, crushed, engine, fracture, pinched, railroad, railroad car, railroad track, skull, switchgear, tracks, tunnel, walking surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1523186.015 Fatality Railroad brake, signal and switch operators

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