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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 10/24/2008 11/26/2008 $900 $1,500 $0 11/10/2008 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19260651 J01 10/24/2008 10/29/2008 $900 $1,500 $0 11/10/2008 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200881530 Event: 08/18/2008Employee Is Killed When Struck By Soil
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on August 18, 2008, Employee #1 was working at a borrow pit located on a privately owned dairy farm. He was hauling gravel from a privately owned borrow pit to the same landowner's barnyard. A coworker was loading Employee #1's truck, when Employee #1 exited the truck, in order to talk with the other employee, whose truck was waiting to be loaded. Weather conditions were sunny, humid, and hot, approximately 78 degrees. Due to the heat, Employee #1 and the other employee went to the base of a 21-ft high vertical gravel bank, seeking for a shade. While standing at the base of the bank, the other employee saw the bank move. He alerted Employee #1 and ran away from the bank. Employee #1 looked over his shoulder, but he was engulfed with a soil when he attempted to flee. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chest, excavation, heat, construction, pit, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312365257 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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