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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 $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/07/2007 09/19/2007 $2,100 $2,100 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201751609 Event: 02/27/2007Truck Driver Is Killed After Losing Control Going Downhill
At approximately 11:25 a.m. on February 27, 2007, Employee #1 was operating a 1995 Kenworth bobtail truck with a 4,000 gallon tank to haul waste water from gas wells in Las Animas County, Colorado. He was on a steep, dry, winding, hard dirt road with an approximately 4- to 5-degree slope. The truck did not have adequate maintenance or inspection records. Work had been done on the truck's brakes a couple weeks before the incident. The truck also had a stiff suspension and was known to hop or bounce easily. At the time of the incident, the truck was going downhill to some wells. There were long skid marks up to the area where the truck went over a steep embankment. Employee #1 either jumped from the vehicle or was thrown from the vehicle. He was killed by the impact.
Keywords: tank truck, traffic accident, brake, gas well, inadequate maint, fall, lost control, slope, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310588405 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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