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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B02 10/18/2004 10/23/2004 $1,170 $1,950 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260020 B04 10/18/2004 10/23/2004 $2,565 $4,275 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260021 B02 10/18/2004 10/23/2004 $2,565 $4,275 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202355640 Event: 07/20/2004Two Employees Are Killed By Overturned Load
On July 20, 2004, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were using a horizontal boring machine to install fiber optic conduit along a roadside. They back the drilling rods out of the bored hole and pull the conduit through at the same time. As the rods come out of the hole, they are captured in a rod box on the horizontal boring machine. When the box is full, it is removed with a boom truck and an empty box is put in its place. The rod box was full and they pulled the boring machine off the side of the road and positioned a boom truck next to the machine. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were between the boring machine and the truck. They removed the pins at the base of the box for removal. Employee #1, positioned on the machine, began to attach the boom truck to the rod box. Employee #1 stopped when they realized that the rod keepers were not attached to the bottom of the box. The keepers keep the rods in the box as they elevate the full box off the machine. Employee #1 attempted to attach the keepers to the rod box, weighing approximately 8,000 pounds, and it fell from the machine and landed on both of them. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were killed.
Keywords: boom truck, crane boom, crushed, struck by, falling object, crane, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308017003 Fatality Other Helpers, construction trades
2 308017003 Fatality Other Helpers, construction trades

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