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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1491958.015 - K. Kimmes Excavating, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair


Inspection Nr: 1491958.015
Report ID: 0523900
Open Date: 09/09/2020

Site Address:
K. Kimmes Excavating, Inc.
6327 Tower Avenue
Superior, WI 54880

Mailing Address:
6327 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 484110/ General Freight Trucking, Local

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/09/2020


Close Case:07/14/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1657022
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $4,096 $0 $0 $658 $0 $4,754
Current Penalty $4,096 $0 $0 $658 $0 $4,754
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129338.015
Event: 09/08/2020
Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Dump Truck Tires

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491958.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
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