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Inspection: 1625374.015 - 65453 - Geothermal Earth Works Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky


Inspection Nr: 1625374.015
Report ID: 0452110
Date Opened: 09/29/2022

Site Address:
65453 - Geothermal Earth Works Inc
3040 Leitchfield Rd.
Vertrees, KY 42724

Mailing Address:
485 Hammett Hill Rd., Richardsville, KY 42101

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/06/2023


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1952551
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $15,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,750
Current Penalty $15,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,750
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 338.31(1)(A) 03/20/2023 04/12/2023 $1,750 $1,750 $0 04/11/2023 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 338.31(1)(A) 03/20/2023 03/24/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/11/2023 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Serious 338.31(1)(A) 03/20/2023 04/07/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/11/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 150066.015
Event: 09/29/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Fork Attachment

At 2:29 p.m. on September 29, 2022, an employee was standing under an elevated f ork attachment on a skid steer when the loaded attachment unhooked from the quic k disconnect coupler and fell on his back, pinning him against the cab opening o f the skid steer. The employee was crushed and died.

Keywords:attachment, couplings, crushed, crushing, disconnecting means, falling object, forks, pinned, skid steer loader, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1625374.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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