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Inspection Detail



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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/22/2010 03/11/2010 $3,000 $3,000 $0 02/18/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200775872 Event: 10/13/2009Worker Is Struck By Vehicle Bucket, Suffers Severe Injuries
On October 13, 2009, Employee #1 was assigned to retrieve curbside recycling containers and place them into position on the recycle collection vehicle. Employee #2 operated the hydraulic bucket controls from the rear of the truck. Employee #2 was not paying attention to his duties of ensuring that there were no workers in the hazard zone of the bucket. Employee #1 was struck by the bucket. Employee #1 was knocked to the ground and pinned beneath the bucket. He sustained broken vertebrae, a broken ankle, and a major contusion across his shoulders, requiring three nights of hospitalization, several months of recuperation, and physical therapy.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, shoulder, pinned, hydraulic tool, vertebra, aerial lift, ankle, contusion, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313851354 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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