Inspection: 1603257.015 - Kevin Gurley, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta West
Kevin Gurley, Inc.
4617 Old Dalton Rd
Rome, GA 30165
P.O. Box 339, Coosa, GA 30129
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 06/14/2022
Case Closed: 12/13/2022
At 9:00 a.m. on June 14, 2022, four employees were performing pavement work on a private residential driveway set on a mountain. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were in the cab of a dump truck waiting as a coworker was loading broken asphalt into the truck using an excavator. Meanwhile, downhill, Employee #3 was operating a Bobcat skid steer up the driveway with Employee #4 riding in the bucket. The dump truck, which was facing downhill, began moving forward inadvertently. The driver, Employee #1, could not stop the vehicle and it sped down the hill. The truck struck the employees in the Bobcat skid steer and both vehicles were forced off the road and down a cliff into the adjacent woods. Employee #1 and Employee #2 sustained multiple fractures and were hospitalized. Employee #4, who was in the bucket of the Bobcat, was crushed at the waist from the warped bucket and was killed. Employee #3, the employee operating the Bobcat, was crushed by the cage of the vehicle and was killed. On June 14, 2022, an employee was involved in a vehicle collision incident between a 2005 Chevrolet C7500 truck and a Bobcat T740 skid steer loader, sustaining fatal injuries which indicate that the employee was inappropriately occupying the bucket of the skid steer as
Keywords:asphalt, blunt force, blunt force trauma, bucket , construction, construction vehicle, driver, driving, dump truck, excavator, face, fracture, hill, hip, insufficient supervision, lack of work procedures, leg, loading