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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1406776.015 - Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 1406776.015Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 06/10/2019

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.
Near 39.862281, -82.371338, 11804-11945, On Zion Road
Thornville, OH 43076
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 635 Highway 74 South, Peachtree City, GA 30269

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/09/2019
Close Case:11/14/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
Current Penalty $9,282 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,282
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/11/2019 10/01/2019 $9,282 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 116941.015Event: 06/07/2019One Employee Is Killed, Two Are Injured When Struck By Truck
At 6:55 a.m. on June 7, 2019, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a utility services company, drove in two utility pickup trucks to their starting work location, a two-lane rural road with no shoulder. They parked their trucks in the northbound lane, resulting in 75 percent of the 8-foot wide lane being blocked. They then began to unload tools and equipment they would use to inspect and treat wooden power poles located on the opposite side of the road. Each truck was equipped with a single rotating orange light and vertical flagger flags on the back. As the three employees unloaded tools from the rearmost truck, an oncoming pickup truck traveling north struck the employees and the driver-side rear corner of the utility truck. Employee #1 was thrown across the roadway to the opposite ditch and killed. Employee #2 required hospitalization and treatment for fracture injuries to the head. Employee #3 required hospitalization and treatment for a fractured left hand. As a result of his injury, a finger was amputated.
Keywords: pickup truck, utility pole, caught between, finger, hand, amputation, highway, head, fracture, construction, vehicle, traffic control, struck by, skull
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1406776.015 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction
2 1406776.015 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction
3 1406776.015 Hospitalized injury Concussion Laborers, except construction

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