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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1114817.015 - 91729 - Rochester Asphalt Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 1114817.015Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 10/02/2015

91729 - Rochester Asphalt Inc
2627 Co Rd 6 Swnull
Stewartville, MN 55976
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 2904 County Road 15 Wnull, Byron, MN 55920

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/04/2015
Close Case:05/26/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1050022    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $2,750 $0 $0 $250 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $2,750 $0 $0 $250 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 52071000 01/28/2016 05/16/2016 $1,375 $1,375 $0 02/07/2016 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 52071000 01/28/2016 05/16/2016 $1,375 $1,375 $0 02/07/2016 C - Contested
  3. 02001 Other 19101200 H03 IV 01/28/2016 05/16/2016 $250 $250 $0 02/07/2016 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 81966.015Event: 10/01/2015Employee Killed When Caught Between Dump Trucks
At 11:00 a.m. on October 1, 2015, an employee was killed as a result of being cr ushed between two dump trucks. After having his truck loaded with asphalt, the e mployee drove approximately 200 yards away from the loading area when he noticed that his tailgate was not shut all the way. He unsuccessfully tried clearing l oose material from the tailgate to shut the latch. The employee asked a coworker to use his truck to force the tailgate shut. The coworker began backing his tru ck towards the tailgate of the employee's truck at a 45 degree angle while the e mployee was using hand signals. The driver felt the trucks touch, and when he l ooked in the rear view mirror he saw the employee fall to the side. The employe e was killed as a result of being crushed.
Keywords: caught between, crushed, dump truck bed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1114817.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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