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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $21,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,600
Current Penalty $21,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 560(C) 02/03/2022 $10,800 $10,800 $0 04/11/2022 C - Contested
  2. 02001 Serious 3328(G) 02/03/2022 $10,800 $10,800 $0 04/11/2022 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139140.015 Event: 09/14/2021Employee Is Struck And Killed By Pressurized Hatch
At 11:00 a.m. on September 14, 2021, an employee worked on a road sealing projec t. Thee employee and two coworkers sprayed sealant from a tank (American Bridge, manufactured 1973) on a trailer that was pressurized by an air compressor (Ridg id, Model GP90150A) also mounted on the truck. Coworker #1 operated the truck pu lling the trailer, Coworker #2 stood at the back of the trailer with the sprayer , and the employee stood at the front of the trailer next to the tank hatch. The employee attempted to reseal the hatch on the pressurized tank due to an air le ak. The thirty-five-pound hatch forcefully exploded from the tank, struck the em ployee, and knocked the employee approximately thirty-five feet away from the tr ailer. The employee was killed.
Keywords: compressed air, compressor, explosion, hatch, high pressure, road, seal, sprayed, struck by, tank, trailer, truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1553040.015 Fatality Paving, Surfacing & Tamping Equipment Operator

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