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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 10005 D03 03/10/2003 03/14/2003 $250 $1,875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100176 B 03/10/2003 04/24/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100178 L 03/10/2003 04/24/2003 $250 $1,875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19100157 C01 03/10/2003 04/24/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02002 Other 19100305 J02 II 03/10/2003 04/24/2003 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171063241 Event: 01/04/2003Employee Crushed By Concrete Slabs
An employee was cleaning the concrete slabs used as sound barriers along the freeways. He was using a power sprayer. There were five concrete slabs, each were 12.5 ft long, 4 ft 10 in. high, 5 in. wide and weighed 4,000 lb each. The slabs were placed in row perpendicular to the concrete pad and were approximately 4.5 ft apart. Each slab was separated and supported by scheduled 40 iron pipe that was 2.5 in. in diameter. The slabs were supported by two pieces of pipe that were sunk 8 in. into the concrete base and extended 17 to 19 in. out of the concrete. It was not determined what caused the first slab to topple. As the first one fell, it fell into the second, and so on, in a domino effect until all five slabs had fallen over. The employee was struck in the head and face and died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: concrete slab, head, cleaning, construction, crushed, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305399834 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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