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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1160738.015 - 70254 - Squeakys Towing Service

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1160738.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 06/15/2016

70254 - Squeakys Towing Service
4641 West Highway 76null
Marion, SC 29571
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7549/Automotive Services, Except Repair and Carwashes
NAICS: 488410/Motor Vehicle Towing
Mailing: 2971 Church Streetnull, Conway, SC 29526

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/01/2016
Close Case:02/23/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1.12(A) 11/09/2016 11/28/2016 $1,500 $1,500 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 86902.015Event: 06/14/2016Employee Is Killed When Pinned Beneath The Trailer Tires.
An employee worked for an employer transporting various vehicles and heavy equip ment. At approximately 1:48 pm on June 14, 2016, the employee was delivering a L ull forklift to a customer in Myrtle Beach. The employee was operating a 1996 Pe terbilt model truck, that weighed approximately 15,000 lbs and approximately 21- feet in length. The Trail King Advantage trailer was approximately 47-feet in l ength and weighed approximately 17,000 lbs. The trailer was approximately 101-in . in width and the trailer was 32-in. above the ground in the rear. The truck a nd the trailer combined were approximately 68 feet long. The trailer had 32-in. tires with a distance between the rear tires of 30-in. The combined weight of the truck, trailer and Lull was approximately 61,000 pounds. The employee made a stop at a gas station located in Marion, SC. The employee stopped to check on a hissing sound coming from the rear of the trailer and the brakes. From the stor e video, the employee walked around the truck several times, along with getting in and out of the truck. The employee crawled under the driver side near the re ar tires of the trailer. The employee went to the passenger side of the trailer while still underneath the trailer and began working between the passenger side rear tires to adjust the brakes. The truck and trailer rolled backwards onto the employee while he was beneath the trailer. The employee's cell phone called the owner. The owner was able to hear cars in the background, but nothing from the driver. Several attempts were made to contact the employee, but there was no ans wer. The owner made his way to the location and found the employee pinned beneat h the trailer tires on the rear of the passenger side. The employee had received crushing injuries to chest and neck, which led to his death.
Keywords: caught between, pinned, tire, trailer truck, truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1160738.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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