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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 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/21/2014 04/29/2014 $5,000 $7,000 $0 05/16/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 56950.015 Event: 01/09/2014Employee Is Crushed By Excavator Arm And Killed
At 10:30 p.m. on January 9, 2014, an employee was attempting to attach a tow str ap between a Kenworth power unit and a CAT 336E track excavator. A coworker ope rating the excavator leaned out the excavator window to give verbal instructions to the employee. That motion caused part of the coworker's clothing to activat e the crowd arm joystick. The crowd arm struck the employee's head and forced i t against the grill of the Kenworth power unit, crushing it.
Keywords: caught between, crushed, excavator, head, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 955711.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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