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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,600 $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $48,600
Current Penalty $38,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $38,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious TCA 50-3-105(1) 04/18/2022 05/02/2022 $37,000 $45,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious TCA 50-3-105(1) 04/18/2022 05/02/2022 $1,000 $3,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 141217.015 Event: 11/10/2021Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Tractor Trailer And
At 4:45 p.m. on November 10, 2021, an employee was instructing a trainee how to use the Yard Dog (truck) to connect tractor trailers and move them throughout th e yard. The employee was standing on the platform on the tractor portion of a tr actor trailer only to be used in the yard. The tractor has a fifth wheel hitch w ith a platform used as a base that holds the fifth wheel. The employee had exite d the cab and had come out onto the platform as the driver was backing the trail er. Holding on with one hand to the platform, as the the driver was instructed t o back up, the employee was pinned between the rear of the truck and the trailer horizontally. He was unconscious at the time the ambulance arrived. CPR was per formed, and the employee was air-lifted to the trauma center at UT Medical Cente r. The employee was killed.
Keywords: crushed, pinned, tractor, tractor trailer, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1564415.015 Fatality Spotter

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