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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103038931 - The Johns Company

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus


Inspection Nr: 103038931
Report ID: 0522500
Date Opened: 10/17/1989

Site Address:
The Johns Company
100 Olentangy Street, Powell Center
Powell, OH 43065

Mailing Address:
2041 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43221

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/18/1989

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction


Case Closed: 10/18/1989

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360679567

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14524276
Event: 10/16/1989
Employee Backed Over By Truck Loaded With Asphalt

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on October 16, 1989, Employee #1 was backed over by a 1982 Ford tandum truck loaded with asphalt, while the truck was backing up to dump the asphalt into the paver. The paver had finished spreading the asphalt for the left side of the road and was moved into position for the right lane. The truck driver was standing at the rear of his truck and after seeing the paver in place, he got into the truck. He said he looked into his right mirror, then into the left mirror, and then started to back up. The truck driver said he had traveled about 45 feet to the place where the accident happened. The roller operator said that she heard the audible alarm and looked up, and saw Employee #1 walking behind the truck. The roller operator began yelling and waving her arms. Employee #1 stopped and looked at her, then turned and tried to place his foot on the brake booster while reaching for the truck tailgate. His foot slipped off the brake booster between the bed of the truck and axle. Employee #1 was pinned and killed. The driver stopped after seeing the roller operator waving her arms.

Keywords:back-up alarm, brake, pinned, construction, truck, abrasion, asphalt, backing up, contusion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103038931 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
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