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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302069240 - Don Ward & Company

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 302069240Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 08/28/1998

Don Ward & Company
1 Mile East Of Hudson
Hudson, CO 80642
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4111/Local and Suburban Transit
Mailing: 241 West 56th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/29/1998
Close Case:03/04/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/10/1999 02/28/1999 $2,800 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201570330Event: 08/28/1998Employee Caught Between Auger And Truck
A loading crew was transferring dry cement from rail cars into semi-trailers. They were using a large auger to move the cement from the rail cars into the trucks. There had been some trouble with the auger and the process was just about to start again. Several trucks were waiting in the line and some of the drivers were out of their rigs. The driver of the first trailer under the auger was told by a second driver that he needed to move his rig closer to the auger chute. Employee #1 was part of the ground crew. The ground crew's job was to move the rail cars, operate the auger, and to keep the loading operation going. Employee #1 went up on trailer using a ladder attached to the back. He was told to get down because the truck was going to move. He stated he could fix the auger. It is believed he thought he could align the skirt so the loading could begin. He had just squatted down at the auger head when the truck moved forward. He struck the auger head and was squeezed between the auger and the trailer. He fell to the ground beside the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: cement powder, railroad car, truck, auger, struck by, trailer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302069240 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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