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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 4 5 12
Current Violations 1 7 1 9
Initial Penalty $4,000 $70,000 $50,500 $4,000 $0 $128,500
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $7,500 $50,000 $63,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5A0001 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $1,000 $2,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100215 B09 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $1,000 $2,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Unclass 19100132 A 11/01/2000 12/06/2000 $50,000 $70,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 5A0001 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $6,000 $35,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03002 Other 19100132 D01 11/01/2000 12/06/2000 $3,000 $7,500 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 03003 Repeat 19040004 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $0 $2,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 03004A Other 19040004 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $2,500 $2,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 03004B Other 19040002 A01 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $0 $3,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 03004C Other 19040002 A02 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $0 $1,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 10. 04001 Other 19040002 A01 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $0 $3,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 11. 04002 Other 19040002 A02 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $0 $1,000 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 04003 Other 19100022 D01 11/01/2000 11/06/2000 $0 $0 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 04004 Other 19100038 A01 11/01/2000 12/06/2000 $0 $0 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 04005 Other 19101020 G01 I 11/01/2000 12/06/2000 $0 $0 $0 11/20/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201351178 Event: 05/03/2000Employee Killed In Fall From Recycling Collection Truck
Employee #1, a temporary worker on a recycling truck, was helping a driver collect residential recycled products. As they progressed on their route, he worked from the right side of the truck cab. At lunch time, the coworker driver stopped at a convenience store, finished lunch, then went to the right side of the truck to resume operations. (The truck could be operated from either side.) Employee #1 also went to the right side of the truck, but there was no room for him in the cab on that side. As a result, he stood on a step on the right side of the truck, and held on to the right side mirror with one hand, while holding a bottled drink in the other. The next scheduled stop on their route was approximately one-fifth of a mile away from where they had lunch. A truck was blocking them from making a right turn, so the driver decided to turn left and stop at another location first. The coworker was turning left when Employee #1 fell from the truck and struck his head on the concrete roadway. He sustained fatal head injuries. The driver later stated that he announced that he was making a left- hand turn, but was not sure if Employee #1 had heard him. In addition, Employee #1 had not been trained on safety rules, specifically not riding on the steps outside of the recycle truck cab. At the time of the accident he had been working for the employer for approximately two weeks.
Keywords: garbage truck, head, work rules, riding on equipment, fall, sharp turn, untrained, communication, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302737945 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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