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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303985741 - Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville


Inspection Nr: 303985741
Report ID: 0419700
Date Opened: 08/13/2001

Site Address:
Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.
Us 41 North (Hamilton County)
White Springs, FL 32056

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1829, Lake City, FL 32056

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/07/2001

Emphasis: L:Flcare, S:Construction, S:Construction Fatalities

Case Closed: 08/22/2003

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101351799
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $84,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
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 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201351426
Event: 08/11/2001
Employee Dies After Falling From Bed Of Truck

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303985741 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
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