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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311847719 - Fagen, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 311847719Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 02/12/2008

Fagen, Inc.
1370 Stateline Road
St Ansgar, IA 50472
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1541/General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236210/Industrial Building Construction
Mailing: 501 W. Hwy 212, P.O. Box 159, Granite Falls, MN 56241

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/11/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/17/2008
Emphasis: L:Scaffold, S:Fatality Catastrophe

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260453 B02 I 04/24/2008 06/11/2008 $3,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260453 B02 IX 04/24/2008 06/11/2008 $3,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260454 B 04/24/2008 06/11/2008 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200532059Event: 02/10/2008Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Hydraulic Lift
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on February10, 2008, Employee #1, an electrician's helper, was operating a self-propelled hydraulic lift to visually inspect electrical connections. The operator's platform was rotated 180 degrees from the primary station. Employee #1 moved the lift forward, which could be driven from the platform, while the boom was extended 14 feet in the air. Employee #1 was facing in the opposite direction of the movement of the lift, and in this position, the platform controls moved the lift in the opposite direction of the machine motion. Employee #1 was struck and caught between an I-beam and the top rail of the platform at neck level. He was found in this position by two coworkers. One of the coworkers accessed the platform, but was unable to move the equipment due to the position of Employee #1. The other coworker found a key to override the platform controls and lowered the platform. Employee #1 was given CPR, but was pronounced dead at the site by the county examiner.
Keywords: beam, hydraulic lift, electrician, construction, caught between, crushed, work platform, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311847719 Fatality Asphyxia Electricians' apprentices

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