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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $4,875 $0 $0 $750 $0 $5,625
Current Penalty $4,875 $0 $0 $750 $0 $5,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 618037501 05/19/2008 05/27/2008 $1,125 $1,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100146 C01 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $1,875 $1,875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100146 C02 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002C Serious 19100146 C04 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003A Serious 19100147 C04 I 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $1,875 $1,875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01003B Serious 19100147 C04 IIA 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01003C Serious 19100147 C04 IIB 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01003D Serious 19100147 C04 IIC 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01003E Serious 19100147 C04 IID 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01003F Serious 19100147 C06 I 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01003G Serious 19100147 C07 I 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 02001 Other 618038301 05/19/2008 06/01/2008 $750 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201043684 Event: 02/07/2008Employee Is Struck And Killed By Fan Blades
On February 8, 2008, Employee #1 was working as an HVAC technician. He was working alone. The computer overseeing a cooling tower on the penthouse level roof of the city hall building had picked up a vibration alarm. It was displaying the alarm on a device being monitored by Employee #1. Employee #1 sent himself to determine the reason for the alarm. Employee #1 entered the cooling tower without shutting off or locking out power to the unit. The vibration switch consisted of a steel ball resting on a pedestal, just below which was a spring-loaded platform. If the ball landed on the platform due to excessive fan vibration, a circuit was opened. It is believed that Employee #1 stood on an A-frame ladder to reset the vibration switch. When he removed the steel ball from the platform, the circuit closed and the unit began running. Employee #1's jacket was caught up in the shaft of the unit's fan, located immediately above the vibration switch. As Employee #1 was suspended by one arm, his head was struck repeatedly by the blades of the rotating fan. Employee #1 subsequently died from his injuries. There were no witnesses to the incident.
Keywords: head, maintenance, fan, fan blade, cooling tower, alarm, ladder, lockout, vibrations, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311638324 Fatality Cut/Laceration Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

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