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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310714076 - Multiserv

Inspection Information - Office: Philadelphia

Nr: 310714076Report ID: 0317000Open Date: 12/27/2006

South First Ave., Gate 9
South Coatesville, PA 19320
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 8050 Rowan Rd., Suite 600, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/28/2007
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:06/01/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/27/2007 04/29/2007 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 03/27/2007 04/29/2007 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202004883Event: 12/27/2006Employee Is Killed When Struck By Railroad Car
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on December 27, 2006, Employee #1, an in-house railroad brakeman, was working outside, in the dark, under rainy conditions. The lead in-house railroad car, the "bucket car", was part of a string of nine cars being pushed down the track by a locomotive. This type of railroad car is a flat car with two large steel "buckets" mounted to it. At both ends of this type of car there is a small amount of space where employees can climb up and stand. Employees can use the cars' cutting levers to act as a step to get up onto the car then hold onto the top of the bucket. The bucket cars are not provided with grab irons (hand holds) and stirrups (steps). Employee #1 was struck and run over by the bucket car, killing him. The accident was unwitnessed.
Keywords: amputated, railroad car, safety bar, struck by, run over, poor visibility, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310714076 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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