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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1635948.015 - Traffic Control Devices, Llc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville


Inspection Nr: 1635948.015
Report ID: 0419700
Date Opened: 11/28/2022

Site Address:
Traffic Control Devices, Llc.
1548 Ridgewood Avenue
Holly Hill, FL 32117

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 150418, Altamonte Springs, FL 32715

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/03/2023


Case Closed: 05/19/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1971594
Referral 1970951 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 151632.015
Event: 11/21/2022
Employee Is Caught Between Bucket And Box, Later Dies

At 11:30 a.m. on November 21, 2022, an employee and three coworkers were lifting a quazite box off of a truck with a 303E CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator. Coworker #1, the foreman, got into the cab of the excavator and drove it up to the truck with the bucket centered on the bed and the blade pointing toward the sidewall, 3 feet above the bed to give them room to work. The crew conducted a group hudd le to communicate plans on how they were going to lift the box off of the truck. After the huddle, Coworker #2 went into the back of the truck to hook up the ca ble when he noticed that the truck needed to be pulled forward to be able to hoo k the straps up to the excavator. Coworker #2 got out of the back of the truck a nd told Coworker #1 that he was going to move the truck forward and walked towar d the cab. As Coworker #2 was walking to the cab, Coworker #1 said that he could get the box from there but Coworker #2 did not hear it. When the Coworker #2 ha d gotten into the cab, he looked through the rear-view mirror and saw the employ ee standing on the rear wheel of the truck to get into the back. Coworker #2 tho ught that the employee was getting into the back of the truck to hold up the str aps to see how much further he needed to move the truck forward and that Coworke r #1 was going to honk the excavator horn to let him know that the truck was in the right spot. But the employee was actually going in the back of the truck to take the lid off of the box. Coworker #1 asked the employee what size ratchet he needed and went to grab the ratchet. While Coworker #1 was getting the ratchet, Coworker #2 moved the truck but did not hear the excavator horn, so he looked b ack and saw the employee caught between the bucket and the box. Coworker #2 then backed the vehicle up and the employee fell on a pile of dirt in the back of th e truck. The employee was hospitalized and on November 27, 2022, he died due mul tisystem failure from the crushing of his abdomen.

Keywords:abdomen, box lid, bucket , cable, caught between, crushed, crushing, excavator, lift bucket, tote box

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1635948.015 Fatality Construction laborers
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