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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1553040.015 - Van'S Paving & Grading Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento


Inspection Nr: 1553040.015
Report ID: 0950621
Date Opened: 09/15/2021

Site Address:
Van'S Paving & Grading Inc.
3441 Indian Creek Road
Placerville, CA 95667

Mailing Address:
5310 Merchant Circle, Placerville, CA 95667

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/03/2022


Case Closed: 02/13/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1811008
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $21,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,600
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
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. 01001 Serious 560(C) 02/03/2022 $10,800 $10,800 $0 04/11/2022 O - Administrative Law Judge Order Citation has been deleted.
2. 02001 Serious 3328(G) 02/03/2022 $10,800 $10,800 $0 04/11/2022 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 139140.015
Event: 09/14/2021
Employee Is Struck And Killed By Pressurized Hatch

At 11:00 a.m. on September 14, 2021, an employee worked on a road sealing projec t. Thee employee and two coworkers sprayed sealant from a tank (American Bridge, manufactured 1973) on a trailer that was pressurized by an air compressor (Ridg id, Model GP90150A) also mounted on the truck. Coworker #1 operated the truck pu lling the trailer, Coworker #2 stood at the back of the trailer with the sprayer , and the employee stood at the front of the trailer next to the tank hatch. The employee attempted to reseal the hatch on the pressurized tank due to an air le ak. The thirty-five-pound hatch forcefully exploded from the tank, struck the em ployee, and knocked the employee approximately thirty-five feet away from the tr ailer. The employee was killed.

Keywords:compressed air, compressor, explosion, hatch, high pressure, road, seal, sprayed, struck by, tank, trailer, truck

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1553040.015 Fatality Paving, Surfacing & Tamping Equipment Operator
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