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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $140,000 $0 $0 $0 $140,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $70,000 $0 $0 $70,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 5A0001 11/02/2012 04/12/2013 $70,000 $70,000 $0 11/26/2012 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Willful 19260021 B02 11/02/2012 11/07/2012 $70,000 $70,000 $0 11/26/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 18235.015 Event: 05/16/2012Employee Killed When Saw Blade Kicks Back And Cuts Carotid A
At 3:00 p.m. on May 16, 2012, An employee was cutting an old 8 foot cast iron wa ter main pipe with a 16 inch Stihl Power Saw. The weight of the pipe caused a p inch point at the top of the saw blade and it kicked back towards the employee. The blade struck and cut the left side of the employee's neck to include his ca rotid artery.
Keywords: artery, kick back, portable power tool, saw, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 438331.015 Fatality Construction Laborer

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