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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1410855.015 - Peter Baker & Son Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 1410855.015Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 06/25/2019

Peter Baker & Son Co.
U.S. Route 41 & Old Elm Rdsouthbound
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 1349 Rockland Road P.O. Box 187, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/25/2019
Close Case:11/20/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 117409.015Event: 06/25/2019Highway Work Zone Flagger Is Struck And Killed By Dump Truck
At 12:15 a.m. on June 25, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a road construction company, were working at a resurfacing project at a four-line divided highway. Employee #1 was working as flagger, signaling both construction and public traffic. The coworker was operating a ten-wheeled 2005 Sterling Acterra dump truck, and was hauling away the milled road surface. The coworker was backing up the truck to reposition it when the truck's rear passenger-side wheels struck and backed over Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed. Investigation determined that Employee #1 had been wearing high visibility clothing and standing beneath a portable light tower when struck.
Keywords: protective clothing, crushing, struck by, construction vehicle, crushed, flagger, lighting, run over, highway, dump truck, construction, backing up, road paving
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1410855.015 Fatality Other Flagman

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