Accident Report Detail
Accident: 86877.015 - Two Employees At A Highway Construction Site Are Backed Over
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1163025.015||07/12/2016||B & S Contracting, Inc.|
At 3:30 p.m. on July 12, 2016, Employees #1 and #2 were working for a firm that engaged in highway, street, and bridge construction. They were at a highway cons truction site in Augusta County, VA. Employee #1 relieved a flagger of his dutie s on the northbound lane of Route 11. Employee #2 was stationed approximately in the middle of the intersection of Route 11 and Route 340. He was there to spot or direct flaggers. Employee #2 was assisting Employee #1 in directing four flag gers. Employee #2 was stationed approximately 1.5 meters (5 feet) from a dump tr uck and was assisting Employee #1 with directing the flaggers. The dump truck wa s a 2008 International dump truck. Employee #1, who was in charge of the flagger s, crossed behind the dump truck in order to resume duties beside Employee #2. T wo skid-steer loaders, such as Bobcats, were cleaning up a previous milling oper ation. The operators were taking their loads to the dump truck. The dump truck w as stationed near the southbound lane of Route 11. One of the skid-steer loader operators finished dumping his load. As he turned to go get another load, he mot ioned the dump truck to back up. While the skid-steer loader operator proceeded north to continue cleaning up, the dump trucks driver backed up approximately 1 5.2 to 18.3 meters (50 to 60 feet). Both Employees #1 and #2 were stationed appr oximately 1.5 meters (5 feet) from the dump truck and between two lines of cones . They were run over as the truck backed up. It is not known if one of the Emplo yees tripped over the 50-millimeter (2-inch) lip between the milling lane and th e old asphalt and then stumbled into the other Employee. Employee #1's head and upper shoulders were backed over by the dump truck. Employee #2's upper body and waist area were backed over by dump truck. Both Employees died at the scene.
|End Use||Proj Type||Proj Cost||Stories||NonBldgHt||Fatality|
|Highway, road, street||Maintenance or repair||X|