Inspection: 303985741 - Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville
Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.
Us 41 North (Hamilton County)
White Springs, FL 32056
P.O. Box 1829, Lake City, FL 32056
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 09/07/2001
Emphasis: L:Flcare, S:Construction, S:Construction Fatalities
Case Closed: 08/22/2003
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19260601 B07||11/29/2001||02/21/2003||$7,000||$7,000||$0||12/18/2001||J - ALJ Decision|
|2.||02001A||Willful||19260601 B08||11/29/2001||01/03/2002||$0||$70,000||$0||12/18/2001||J - ALJ Decision||Citation has been deleted.|
|3.||02001B||Willful||19260601 B09||11/29/2001||01/03/2002||$0||$0||$0||12/18/2001||J - ALJ Decision||Citation has been deleted.|
|4.||02002||Serious||5A0001||11/29/2001||02/21/2003||$7,000||$7,000||$0||J - ALJ Decision|
On August 7, 2001, Employee #1 and another employee were placing temporary traffic control signs along U.S. Highway 41 to alert traffic of ongoing utility construction work. The other employee was driving a pickup truck, and Employee #1 was riding in the back (bed) of the pickup truck with the traffic signs. The traffic signs were not secured, and Employee #1 had to hold them in place. Employee #1 was sitting on a cooler that was placed on the bed of the truck next to the raised tailgate. Employee #1 was not wearing a seat belt, nor did he have any means to secure himself in place. The employees had placed two of the three signs at 1,500 feet and 1,000 feet from the construction site. The other employee was driving the pickup truck from the 1000-foot sign to where they were going to place the last sign at 500 feet from the site. The driver stated that he was driving approximately 10 to 15 miles per hour along the paved shoulder of the highway, straddling the right side traffic lane. The driver stated that he looked in his rear view mirror and saw the last sign raised up and out of the truck bed. He immediately stopped and saw that Employee #1 was not in the truck bed. Employee #1 had fallen from the truck to the pavement, striking his head. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital in Jacksonville, where he died from head trauma.
Keywords:unsecured, seat belt, truck, fall, pickup truck
|1||303985741||Fatality||Concussion||Occupation not reported|