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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $19,500
Current Penalty $9,400 $0 $0 $600 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1590 A04 12/16/2010 01/18/2011 $0 $900 $0 01/05/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1593 J 12/16/2010 01/18/2011 $600 $600 $0 01/05/2011 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 02001 Serious 1592 E 12/16/2010 01/18/2011 $9,400 $18,000 $0 01/05/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202490777 Event: 10/25/2010Loader Bucket Injures Fuel Hander
On the morning of October 25, 2010, Employee #1, an experienced 48-yr-old male fuel handler and equipment operator was feeding "wood hog fuel" using a L220 Volvo loader in the system of the California energy plant. A second employee operating a L50 Volvo bucket loader, a short distance away, directed the fuel handler to change his cutting blade. As instructed, the fuel handler moved the loader to the designated area, where he stopped the vehicle, turned the engine off, and placed the loader apparatus in the proper (downward) safe position. The fuel handler exited his vehicle to inspect a rearward leak. The loader driver, believing the fuel handler was still in his cab, approached the loader by pulling up immediately next the other vehicle. In so doing, the loader crushed the fuel handler, pinning him between his rear tire and loader bucket. Employee#1 was hospitalized with suspected multiple fractures. The driver of the loader claimed he was blinded by the sun as he eased his vehicle next to the other. A postaccident investigation revealed both vehicles were subjected to preshift safety checks and all systems showed complete operating integrity including brakes and windshields.
Keywords: fracture, brake, loader bucket, pinned, refueling, crushed, loader, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314534025 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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