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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $560
Current Penalty $560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $560
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/13/1989 07/17/1989 $560 $560 $0 08/01/1989 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 665810 Event: 05/26/1989Employee Injured When Struck By Backhoe
Workers were patching a section of a road. Employee #1 was standing bent over, touching up the road with a shovel approximately 10 to 15 feet behind the Caterpillar backhoe, model #416. The operator started to move the backhoe forward when his seat suddenly slid backward, causing him to accidentally put the machine in reverse gear. The rear bucket struck Employee #1 on the head, knocking him to the ground. The backhoe continued to drive over him but fortunately none of the tires ran over him. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a broken back and ribs and multiple internal injuries.
Keywords: fracture, head, construction, back, rib, struck by, backhoe, backing up, road paving
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17948936 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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