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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040039 A 12/16/2005 12/22/2005 $0 $5,000 $0 Y - State Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260106 A 12/16/2005 12/20/2005 $750 $750 $0 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200921880 Event: 07/01/2005Employee Is Killed When Struck By Backhoe
At approximately 12:30 p.m. Employee #1 was operating a backhoe delivering stone to another employee who was operating an excavator placing stone around sewer piping. Employee #1 was backing near the slope of the retention pond of the construction site when the backhoe started to slide down the embankment of the pond. Employee #1 tried to drive out, but could not. He unbuckled his seat belt and jumped out of the low side window. Another employee yelled for him to stay in the cab, but Employee #1 panicked. When he jumped into the pond, the backhoe rolled over on top of him. Employees and Fire/Rescue pulled him out of the pond and transported him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he died on July 2, 2005 at approximately 4:30 a.m.
Keywords: work rules, construction, struck by, backhoe, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309199941 Fatality Other Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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