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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
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 19100147 C04 II 07/02/2008 07/29/2008 $6,300 $6,300 $0 07/23/2008 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06 II 07/02/2008 07/29/2008 $4,500 $4,500 $0 07/23/2008 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200677144 Event: 01/03/2008Employee Is Killed In Truck Hydraulic Mechanism
On January 3, 2008, Employee #1, a truck technician, was repairing the lift arms mechanism of the truck. The vehicle was brought back to the facility due to mechanical malfunctions of the mechanism that controls the up and down movements of the lift arms. Employee #1 was working from a step ladder that was positioned between the truck's cabin and the packer body, on the driver's side of the truck. Employee #1 kept his torso between the lifting arm and the packer body. While he reached for part of the hydraulic system that controls the arm's functions, Valve Assembly and MAC Solenoid Stack, located on the outside front wall of the body, the lift arms raised. Employee #1 was pinned between the lifting arm and the edge of the packer body of a front loader refuse truck. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, pinned, stepladder, torso, caught between, crushed, truck, dislocated, loader, motor vehicle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311088033 Fatality Dislocation Heavy equipment mechanics

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