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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1555214.015 - County Of Hancock

Inspection Information - Office: Maine


Inspection Nr: 1555214.015
Report ID: 0152300
Date Opened: 09/23/2021

Site Address:
County Of Hancock
200 Bar Harbor Road
Trenton, ME 04605

Mailing Address:
50 State Street, Suite 7, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 922120/Police Protection

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/05/2021

Emphasis: S:Police

Case Closed: 01/11/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1817336
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 139636.015
Event: 09/23/2021
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Vehicle

At 5:15 a.m. on September 23, 2021, an employee was bending over to pick up vehi cle debris from previous accident after retrieving and donning a high visible tr affic vest from the back of his vehicle. As the employee stood up, he was struck by a pickup truck. The employee was approximately 50 feet from his vehicle. His back was towards traffic approaching from the west. When he bent over, oncoming traffic could not see his vest; his department-issued uniform was dark brown. T he roof mounted lightbar was on, but the rear hatch/gate was left open after the employee retrieved his traffic safety vest, which blocked the light bar. The e mployee died at the scene from major trauma to his head, chest cavity, and a fra ctured leg.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, chest, debris, fracture, head, leg, reflective vest, struck by, traffic accident, truck

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1555214.015 Fatality Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
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