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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 $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
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 5A0001 07/07/2006 07/13/2006 $6,300 $6,300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202450326 Event: 01/12/2006Employee Is Killed In Fall From Platform
On January 12, 2006, Employee #1 was working alone at night, greasing fittings on a loading platform that was 11 feet above the ground. The loading platform consisted of an adjustable ladder leading to a guardrail system, which lowers to the top of a tanker truck when loading. The guardrails become fall protection for employees, when they are opening the valves on the top of the truck. When there are no trucks at the loading platform, the adjustable ladder assembly is kept in the raised, stored position. An automatic foot locks the clips into place over a "pin" or "bolt" to keep the assembly from descending inadvertently. It is believed that Employee #1 leaned against the adjustable ladder assembly while greasing fittings on the platform and the assembly descended unexpectedly, causing him to lose his balance and fall to the ground, striking his head on the concrete pad area, resulting in his death. The accident was not witnessed. Inspection of the ladder assembly revealed that the "pin" or "bolt" part of the foot lock was missing.
Keywords: platform, head, guardrail, ladder, struck against, fall, fall protection, work surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309674034 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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