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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1618833.015 - Watson Outdoor Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville


Inspection Nr: 1618833.015
Report ID: 0419700
Date Opened: 09/01/2022

Site Address:
Watson Outdoor Services, Inc.
1661 N. Richland Avenue
Deland, FL 32724

Mailing Address:
1661 N. Richland Avenue, Deland, FL 32724

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: 12/08/2022


Case Closed: 03/06/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1941003
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $10,151 $0 $0 $6,164 $0 $16,315
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $3,000 $0 $9,000
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 5A0001 01/06/2023 02/24/2023 $6,000 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 01/06/2023 01/12/2023 $3,000 $6,164 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149311.015
Event: 07/13/2022
Employee Is Found Dead In Personal Vehicle After Being Hit B

On July 13, 2022, Employee #1 was working as the spotter for the crew leader tha t operated the Bobcat skid-steer (model T590, serial: ALJU2993), with a heavy du ty pallet fork attachment to lift up the trailer tongue and push back the Anders on black solid wall dump trailer that had been parked in the dirt driveway. Empl oyee #1 waved his arm for the crew leader to back the trailer; then, went toward s the back of the trailer out of the operator's sight. The crew leader/operator had lost sight of Employee #1 at some point, and then he stopped the skid steer and trailer movement. The crew leader/operator got off the skid steer and walked towards the left rear of the dump trailer, where he observed Employee #1 leanin g against the left side of the dump trailer and holding the wheel cover. Employe e #1 informed the crew leader/operator that he had hit him with the trailer. The crew leader offered to take Employee #1 to the hospital, but Employee #1 refuse d. The crew leader offered some ice and first aid to Employee #1, and after that Employee #1 walked to his vehicle and then returned to the shop, where they bot h went inside the office to clock-out and got in their personal vehicles. Employ ee #1's timecard shows he clocked out at 4:18 p.m. The crew leader then departed and received a call from the owner a couple of hours later, informing him that Employee #1 had been found unresponsive and had died in his car. The employee di ed of complications from a left hip fracture.

Keywords:forklift, forks, fracture, hip, motor vehicle, pallet, skidder, spotter , struck by, trailer, unresponsive

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1618833.015 Fatality Construction laborers
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