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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1105553.015 - 69685 - Kelchner Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1105553.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 11/12/2015

69685 - Kelchner Construction Company
3920 Volvo Cars Drivenull
Ridgeville, SC 29472
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 50 Advanced Drivenull, Springboro, OH 45066

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/17/2016
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:04/04/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1034991 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 83436.015Event: 10/31/2015Employee Drives Dump Truck Off An Embankment And Later Dies
On October 31, 2015, Employee #1 was driving an off-road dump truck to assist in the excavation of a retention pond at a plant site. Prior to beginning of his shift, Employee #1 told a coworker that he was not feeling well and he intended to take a nap prior to his shift, which he did so for approximately 30 minutes. At approximately 10:30 am, after beginning his shift, while returning from dump ing a load of soil on another section of the property, Employee #1 was observed by coworkers to have possibly lost consciousness and his vehicle left the roadwa y. The vehicle traveled approximately 300 yards across a cleared section of the site, and the vehicle drove over a vertical embankment approximately 12 feet abo ve the floor of the retention pond, and the vehicle impacted the floor of the ex cavation cab. The employee received chest and head injuries in the incident, an d was conscious and responsive after the crash of the vehicle. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he remained for ten (10) days convalescing, a nd appeared to be recovering. Following an in-hospital procedure to remove filt ers from his arteries, the employee suffered a fatal heart attack, and passed aw ay on Nov 10, 2015. The County Coroner's Office reported that they were unable t o determine the cause of Employee #1 having lost consciousness prior to the cras h of the vehicle.
Keywords: dump truck, embankment, struck against, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1105553.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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