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Inspection: 1623790.015 - Hendricks County Board Of Commissioners

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana


Inspection Nr: 1623790.015
Report ID: 0551800
Date Opened: 09/22/2022

Site Address:
Hendricks County Board Of Commissioners
County Road 450 S 1000 -Feet E County Road 675 W
Amo, IN 46103

Mailing Address:
355 South Washington Street, Danville, IN 46122

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/14/2023

Emphasis: N:Trench

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1949472
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 22.8(1)(1)(SEC2) 03/15/2023 05/01/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 03/15/2023 05/01/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149852.015
Event: 09/21/2022
Employee Is Killed By Crushing When Run Over By Excavator Du

At 9:40 a.m. on September 21, 2022, an employee was part of a crew clearing a di tch alongside a road that was causing flooding in a field. Due to the position o f the sun rising, the crew decided to wait until the sun was up higher in the sk y since the work required traffic control on a rural road. The work crew consist ing of the employee and Coworkers #1, #2 and #3 set up road signage to alert tra ffic to the pending work. While the employee was flagging traffic, Coworker #1 w as operating a Gradall, Model XL4100, Serial 4150000118 excavator. The Gradall e xcavator has two cabs, with the upper cab used for driving the Gradall and worki ng the excavator and the lower cab used to drive the Gradall while on the road. Coworker #1 was driving the Gradall from the lower cab and backing the vehicle d own the edge of the road to the area where the ditch needed cleaning. Coworkers #2 and #3 were at the intersection approximately 100 feet away. As Coworker #1 was backing up the Gradall, he was watching out the mirror because the lower cab does not have a camera. Although the upper cab does have a camera, they are not in use while operating the Gradall from the lower cab. Coworker #1 did not see that the employee was behind the Gradall and felt a bump while he was backing up . When Coworker #1 stopped the Gradall and got out to see what the bump was from , he saw the employee under the Gradall. Coworker #1 started yelling and motione d for Coworker #2 and #3 to come over. The coworkers called 911 and the employer 's office, and emergency services personnel took over the scene when they arrive d. The employee was killed by multiple crushing injuries incurred when he was ru n over by the excavator.

Keywords:construction, construction vehicle, crushed, crushing, ditch, excavator, road, run over, struck by, vehicle

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1623790.015 Fatality Flagman
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