Inspection: 1491958.015 - K. Kimmes Excavating, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair
K. Kimmes Excavating, Inc.
6327 Tower Avenue
Superior, WI 54880
6327 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484110/ General Freight Trucking, Local
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 09/09/2020
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100147 C01||02/12/2021||07/02/2021||$4,096||$4,096||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||02001||Other||19030019 C01||08/20/2021||09/27/2021||$329||$329||$0||Z - Issued|
|3.||02002||Other||19030019 D01||08/20/2021||09/27/2021||$329||$329||$0||Z - Issued|
At 9:15 a.m. on September 8, 2020, an employee was standing at the driver's side of a Kenworth dump truck, model T800, fleet # K-12, while a coworker and the ex cavation manager finished pre-trip brake adjustments. The coworker parked the du mp truck outside the repair shop, with the truck in gear and the parking brake t urned off, so he and the excavation manager could adjust the slack adjusters on each air brake. The coworker finished adjusting the slack adjusters and the exca vation manager finished working on the truck's air compressor unit and they were preparing to start the truck in order to conduct a final test of the air brakin g system. The employee was standing near the driver's side tandem axle when the excavation manager opened the driver's side door and, while standing on the grou nd, started the truck. The coworker, also standing at the driver's side of the t ruck, yelled to the excavation manager too late that the truck was still in gear . The truck lunged forward when the key was turned and the employee was run over . The medical examiner pronounced the employee dead at the scene with cause of d eath being a fractured skull with additional injuries to the chest, torso, and l eg.
Keywords:brake, chest, compressor, crushed, dump truck, leg, run over, skull, torso
|1||1491958.015||Fatality||Truck drivers, heavy|