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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1244453.015 - 70876 - Pickens Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1244453.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 06/13/2017

70876 - Pickens Construction Inc
415 Mcgee Rd
Anderson, SC 29625
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 415 Mcgee Rd, Anderson, SC 29625

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/11/2017
Close Case:02/13/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $300 $0 $6,300
Current Penalty $750 $0 $0 $150 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100184 C 10/18/2017 10/24/2017 $0 $1,500 $0 Z - Issued
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100184 E03 I 10/18/2017 10/24/2017 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100184 E07 I 10/18/2017 10/24/2017 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100184 C 10/18/2017 10/24/2017 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19100184 E03 I 10/18/2017 10/24/2017 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  6. 01004C Serious 19100184 E07 I 10/18/2017 10/24/2017 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  7. 02001 Other 19100184 E01 10/18/2017 10/24/2017 $150 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 96835.015Event: 06/13/2017Employee Struck In The Head By A Tailgate And Later Dies
At 10:15 a.m. on June 13, 2017, two employees were working to reinstall a tailgate on a 16 yard asphalt Heil Dump truck body attached to a Kenworth Dump Truck (Year: 2000; Model Number: T800; Vehicle Identification Number: 3BKDLBOX3YF860947). A base foreman and Employee #1 were using a Kamatsu (Model Number: PC240LC-11; Serial Number: A22111) excavator while attaching a 0.38 inch steel chain around the stick (part of the excavator that attaches to the bucket and other devices). The chain consisted of two hooks on each end that were connected to a projecting piece of metal welded on to the Heil tailgate. Employee #1 attached the chains while the operator suspended the tailgate in the air. Employee #1 backed the dump truck close enough to where the tailgate was suspended. He then exited the vehicle, walked behind the dump truck, and began pushing in on the bottom of the tailgate to maneuver it into position. As Employee #1 pushed the bottom of the suspended part and the operator lowered the tailgate, the top pins of the tailgate came in contact with the back top of the dump truck body. The chains loosened and eventually became unattached, causing the tailgate to fall backwards. Employee #1 was struck directly in the head, pinning his head between his legs. Employee #1 suffered a fractured right femur, fractured sternum, and blunt force trauma injuries to his head and chest, which he died.
Keywords: pinned, head, leg, fracture, struck by, chest, falling object, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1244453.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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