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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1510192.015 - Iron County Road Commission

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen


Inspection Nr: 1510192.015
Report ID: 0552652
Date Opened: 01/14/2021

Site Address:
Iron County Road Commission
1.09 Miles North Of Shady Lane On Bates-Amasa Rd
Iron River, MI 49935

Mailing Address:
800 West Franklin Street, Iron River, MI 49935

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 488490/Other Support Activities for Road Transportation

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/05/2021


Case Closed: 03/09/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1720563
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 132420.015
Event: 01/13/2021
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Speeding Truck While Doing

At 2:15 p.m. on January 13, 2021, an employee was working in the flagman positio n wearing a high visibility coat while holding a 6 foot tall traffic flow sign. The employee was responsible for directing traffic while Coworker #1, Coworker # 2 and Coworker #3 knocked down trees with a backhoe. The employee had just turne d his traffic flow sign from stop to slow. Driver #1 was the only one stopped an d was waiting for the signal to proceed. As he pulled out, he checked his rear v iew mirror and noticed Driver #2 coming at a high rate of speed. Driver #1 thoug ht he was going to be rear ended when Driver #2 hit the employee with such force he pushed the employee and the employee's truck approximately 50 feet from the point of impact. The employee was killed when he was struck by Driver #2's Ford Ranger truck and crushed between Driver #2's truck and his own Dodge pickup truc k.

Keywords:backhoe, blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught between, construction vehicle, crushed, crushing, flagger, flagman, inattention, motor vehicle, pickup truck, speeding, struck against, struck by, traffic accident, tr

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510192.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy
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