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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1487642.015 - Streb Construction Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1487642.015
Report ID: 0751910
Date Opened: 08/11/2020

Site Address:
Streb Construction Co., Inc.
Highway 61 South Of Sperry Road
Burlington, IA 52601

Mailing Address:
Po Box 5065, Coralville, IA 52241

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/24/2020


Case Closed: 03/25/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1640577
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
Current Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 I 02/08/2021 03/25/2021 $13,260 $6,630 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100147 F01 II 02/08/2021 03/25/2021 $0 $6,630 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128515.015
Event: 08/10/2020
Employee Is Killed By Falling Concrete Conveyer Assembly

At 10:00 a.m. on August 10, 2020, an employee was working for a firm that constr ucted highways, streets, and bridges. He was the operator of a combination PS-27 00 Power Paver and CMI PS3202 two-track belt placer/spreader. At the time, two m aintenance workers were servicing the hydraulic system of the PS-2700 Power Pave r's conveyer belt. They were working on the PS-2700 Power Paver's CMI PS3202 con crete conveyor assembly. They had taken the conveyer assembly out of service in an elevated position, because one of its two hydraulic cylinder pistons was disp laced from the knuckle attachment. The two maintenance workers were actuating th e piston rod into its extended position so that they could temporarily weld the piston to the knuckle case. The maintenance workers could then lower the conveyo r belt to the ground, replace the hydraulic cylinders, and return the machine to service. As one maintenance worker was actuating the hydraulic piston, the mach ine operator was walking next the elevated conveyer belt. As the employee walked under the elevated conveyor system, the hydraulic system failed, and the belt a ssembly fell unexpectedly. The employee was struck by the falling equipment and was trapped between the belt assembly and the ground. The area around the machin e was not marked, and the employee was wearing a high visibility vest. He sustai ned multiple crushing injuries, and he was killed.

Keywords:belt conveyor, concrete, construction, conveyor belt, crushed, equipment operator, falling object, lockout, maintenance, road paving, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487642.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy
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