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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1163025.015 - B & S Contracting, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 6

Nr: 1163025.015Report ID: 0355116Open Date: 07/12/2016

B & S Contracting, Inc.
Intersection Of Route 11 & Route 340null
Greenville, VA 24440
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 189 Luck Stone Roadnull, Staunton, VA 24401

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/17/2016
Emphasis: S:FriClose Case:01/31/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1114498 Yes  
 Inspection1165300 Yes  
 Inspection1165304 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,000
Current Penalty $14,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 16VAC25-97-40.A.1 01/05/2017 $4,900 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01004 Serious 16VAC25-97-50.A 01/05/2017 01/17/2017 $4,900 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01005A Serious 16VAC25-97-40.A.6 01/05/2017 $4,900 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01005B Serious 16VAC25-97-40.B 01/05/2017 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 86877.015Event: 07/12/2016Two Employees At A Highway Construction Site Are Backed Over
At 3:30 p.m. on July 12, 2016, Employees #1 and #2 were working for a firm that engaged in highway, street, and bridge construction. They were at a highway cons truction site in Augusta County, VA. Employee #1 relieved a flagger of his dutie s on the northbound lane of Route 11. Employee #2 was stationed approximately in the middle of the intersection of Route 11 and Route 340. He was there to spot or direct flaggers. Employee #2 was assisting Employee #1 in directing four flag gers. Employee #2 was stationed approximately 1.5 meters (5 feet) from a dump tr uck and was assisting Employee #1 with directing the flaggers. The dump truck wa s a 2008 International dump truck. Employee #1, who was in charge of the flagger s, crossed behind the dump truck in order to resume duties beside Employee #2. T wo skid-steer loaders, such as Bobcats, were cleaning up a previous milling oper ation. The operators were taking their loads to the dump truck. The dump truck w as stationed near the southbound lane of Route 11. One of the skid-steer loader operators finished dumping his load. As he turned to go get another load, he mot ioned the dump truck to back up. While the skid-steer loader operator proceeded north to continue cleaning up, the dump trucks driver backed up approximately 1 5.2 to 18.3 meters (50 to 60 feet). Both Employees #1 and #2 were stationed appr oximately 1.5 meters (5 feet) from the dump truck and between two lines of cones . They were run over as the truck backed up. It is not known if one of the Emplo yees tripped over the 50-millimeter (2-inch) lip between the milling lane and th e old asphalt and then stumbled into the other Employee. Employee #1's head and upper shoulders were backed over by the dump truck. Employee #2's upper body and waist area were backed over by dump truck. Both Employees died at the scene.
Keywords: backing up, construction, construction vehicle, dump truck, equipment operator, flagger, flagman, head, highway, motor vehicle, obstructed rear view, road paving, run over, shoulder, skidder, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1163025.015 Fatality Flagman
2 1163025.015 Fatality Flagman

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