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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 $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C01 01/21/2015 02/19/2015 $7,000 $7,000 $0 02/12/2015 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100147 D02 01/21/2015 02/19/2015 $0 $0 $0 02/12/2015 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 II B 01/21/2015 02/19/2015 $7,000 $7,000 $0 02/12/2015 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 68030.015 Event: 09/17/2014Employee Crushed By Garbage Truck'S Hydraulic Powered Compac
At 6:45 a.m. on September 17, 2014, a 25 year old male truck driver/operator em ployee was in the process of clearing a jam in the garbage compactor of the truc k. After finishing his residential trash collection route, the employee stopped at a rural intersection to cycle the trash compactor. The sensors that control t he trash compactor equipment were blocked by trash and other debris that had fal len outside the truck collection box, which prevented the equipment from functio ning. The employee left the cab of the truck to remove the trash blocking the se nsors. Once the blockage was cleared, the compactor equipment re-started which i n turn pinned the employee between the outside truck frame and the moving hydrau lic equipment. The employee was killed at the scene as a result of crushing inju ries to his chest.
Keywords: asphyxiated, caught in, confined space, crushing, garbage truck, lockout/tagout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 995609.015 Fatality Garbage collectors

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