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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,400
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260602 A03 I 04/16/1985 04/18/1985 $350 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19261000 C01 04/16/1985 04/22/1985 $700 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19260050 B 04/16/1985 04/19/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14552574 Event: 03/22/1985Employee Drowns When Trapped Under Front End Loader
Employee #1 was driving a 1964 four-wheel, rubber-tired Caterpillar 944 front end loader, serial #43A3628, approximately 200 ft down an incline. As he was guiding the loader over an approximately 15 ft wide dirt berm that lay between two bodies of water, he looked to his left and his right rear wheel went over a 2 ft embankment. The front end loader completely overturned, trapping Employee #1 under approximately 7 ft of water. Employee #1 drowned. The berm was not protected by guardrails and the front end loader was not equipped with roll-over protection.
Keywords: embankment, guardrail, work rules, equipment operator, rops, construction, loader, drown, slope, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 661074 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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