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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 22.8(1)(1)(SEC2) 04/14/2022 05/17/2022 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 145238.015 Event: 10/19/2021Employee Is Run Over By Front-End Loader And Is Killed
At 9:04 a.m. on October 19, 2021, an employee was retrieving a sample from a mul ch pile near the colorizer machine. Per surveillance footage, the employee was w alking up to the mulch pile and bending over to take a sample. The initial point of impact was not seen on the surveillance footage. After the initial point of impact, the employee is seen on video being pushed down by the John Deere 644L f ront-end loader bucket and being run over by the right-side tires. As the video progresses, the employee is seen lying on the ground as the front-end loader dum ps its bucket load of mulch into the colorizer hopper. After the bucket load was dumped, the surveillance footage shows the coworker operating the front-end loa der backing over the victim, turning around the vehicle around, and then noticin g the employee on the ground. Per interviews with coworkers, it was determined t hat at the time of the accident, none of the front-end loader operators in the m ulch yard seemed to know that the employee was going to be in the yard taking sa mples at that time. The bucket on the front of the John Deere 644L front-end loa der was a 5 yard bucket. The employee was struck by a John Deere front-end loade r bucket and crushed by/run over by the front-end loader wheels. The employee di ed from the injuries onsite.
Keywords: crushed, front end loader, loader bucket, run over, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1587922.015 Fatality Demonstrators, promoters and models, sales

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