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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 19100067 C02 V 11/13/2002 11/19/2002 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200800761 Event: 10/16/2002Employee Killed After Fallling From Bucket
On October 16, 2002, Employee #1 was working from the bucket of an aerial lift trimming branches from a tree that needed to be removed. The lower boom section was extended vertically, and Employee #1 was working at a height of about 30 feet. The whiffle tree, which was an aluminum casting, located at the knuckle of the two booms and connected the hydraulic cylinder to the wire rope cables to control the boom, failed. The upper boom section and bucket swung down and struck the back of the truck and Employee #1 then fell out of the bucket. When the bucket struck the back of the truck, the impact killed Employee #1.
Keywords: fracture, fall, bucket elevator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303869689 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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