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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 4 7
Current Violations 1 2 4 7
Initial Penalty $12,600 $75,000 $0 $2,400 $0 $90,000
Current Penalty $12,600 $75,000 $0 $2,400 $0 $90,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 A 10/22/2009 11/21/2009 $750 $750 $0 11/16/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 1512 B 10/22/2009 11/21/2009 $450 $450 $0 11/16/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Other 1541 J01 10/22/2009 10/27/2009 $450 $450 $0 11/16/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01004 Other 1541 K01 10/22/2009 10/27/2009 $750 $750 $0 11/16/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 02001 Serious 1541 I01 10/22/2009 10/27/2009 $12,600 $12,600 $0 11/16/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  6. 03001 Willful 341 C02 10/22/2009 10/27/2009 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/16/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  7. 04001 Willful 15410001 A01 10/22/2009 10/27/2009 $70,000 $70,000 $0 11/16/2009 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202550133 Event: 04/27/2009Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Concrete
On April 27, 2009, Employee #1 was working with two coworkers digging three trenches at the front of a building to apply waterproofing materials to the exterior, below grade walls, surrounding an apartment. One trench was to the west of the main entrance and two were to the east of the main entrance. The trench to the west of the entrance was measured at approximately 35-ft by 5-ft by 6-ft at the east end, and 8 feet deep at the middle area of the trench. None of the employees were trained in trench safety, nor did they know how to install trench shoring. The two coworkers were working from west to east in the trench west of the entrance, installing hydraulic trench shoring from within the trench, without plywood at 6 to 8 feet deep. At the east part of the trench, Employee #1 was using a jack hammer to loosen soil to expose the wall under a patio, while another coworker was using a shovel to remove soil from the trench. At the patio edge of the building, a 15-ft section of concrete foundation was exposed. The employer did not provide support for the undermined section of foundation. The coworker saw that a section of concrete foundation, weighing over 1,000 lbs., at the edge of the patio was coming loose and yelled to warn Employee #1. As he was backing out of the area, the concrete foundation fell on Employee #1's upper back, suffocating and killing him.
Keywords: concrete slab, jackhammer, trench, trench digger, crushed, shoring, struck by, falling object, concrete
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310297494 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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