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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 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $4,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 02/20/2007 02/28/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260602 A09 II 02/20/2007 02/24/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A 02/20/2007 02/24/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200643617 Event: 10/24/2006Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Motor Grader
On October 24, 2006, an employee was on his first day at the job. He was to determine the height of a building path using a laser target. The pad was undergoing final leveling by a grader and a scraper. The grader was making a southward pass and then backing up; the scraper would pick up the excess soil and make a circle off the pad dumping the dirt. The employee and a coworker would place the target on various areas that were being leveled. About halfway through the leveling, the employee walked across the pad in front of the scraper and behind the grader. He was struck by both rear wheels on the right side of the grader. The employee was killed. It was not known why the employee was walking across the pad. In attention by both the grader operator and the employee was the basic cause of the accident. Additional causal factors included: the grader's back alarm was defective coupled with the limited rear view from the grader operator position, the high speed of the grader, and the employee's reported hearing loss. No backup observer was utilized.
Keywords: back-up alarm, grader, hearing loss, struck by, run over, backing up
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309788982 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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