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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
Current Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/29/2004 06/01/2004 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100176 G 04/29/2004 05/04/2004 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19100303 F 04/29/2004 05/04/2004 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200553303 Event: 04/13/2004Employee Struck By Vehicle
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on April 13, 2004, Employee #1, working for Bayou Steel Corporation in La Place, LA, was operating a control panel to move a transfer car to his work position. The vehicle traveled on railroad tracks and was moved by winches that were permanently installed at each end of the rails. Employee #1 was struck by the transfer car, causing the back of his right leg to become fixed to the vehicle. As he attempted to pull free, his left was also gripped by the vehicle. Eventually, Employee #1 released himself and fell into a 4-ft-deep pit. Employee #1 was killed due to his injuries approximately fifteen hours after the incident occurred.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, stuck, pit, fall, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307593426 Fatality Other Technicians, n.e.c.

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