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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1483198.015 - Omega Coatings & Construction, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Madison


Inspection Nr: 1483198.015
Report ID: 0523300
Date Opened: 07/13/2020

Site Address:
Omega Coatings & Construction, Llc
Highway 11/74 Bridge Over Highway 151
Columbus, WI 53925

Mailing Address:
118 E. Tarpon Ave, Suite 204, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/22/2020


Case Closed: 11/16/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1621289
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 127729.015
Event: 07/13/2020
Employee Is Struck, Killed By Truck'S Swinging Boom Leaf

At 8:30 a.m. on July 13, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a commerc ial surfacing company, were working in an enclosed area on the outside lane of a two-lane highway. They were abrasive blasting old paint beneath a bridge. Jer sey-style concrete barriers 2.75 feet high were set up along the edge of the hig hway work zone. The highway's posted speed limit was 70 mph. After leaving the work zone to take a water break, the two employees began returning to their wor k area, walking inside and parallel to the concrete barriers. A boom truck drov e by. The truck's boom leaf with clam shell bucket was swinging freely and cros sed over the concrete barrier. The coworker was able to jump away from the swin ging boom leaf. He yelled to warn Employee #1, but Employee #1 was unable to mo ve out of the way. The boom leaf's bucket struck Employee #1 between his ribs a nd waist. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injuries and was killed.

Keywords:abrasive blasting, barrier guard, blunt force trauma, bridge, bucket , construction, highway work zone, painter, struck by, torso, truck boom

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1483198.015 Fatality Construction laborers
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