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Case Status: PENALTY PAYMENT PLAN IN PLACE

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Inspection: 1466714.015 - Ws Excavation, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 1466714.015Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 03/02/2020

Ws Excavation, Llc
5610 Duncanville Road
Dallas, TX 75236
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 484220/ Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
Mailing: 8240 Armstrong Way, Waxahachie, TX 75167

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/01/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1548850    
Case Status: PENALTY PAYMENT PLAN IN PLACE

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,446 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,446
Current Penalty $4,723 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,723
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260600 A03 II 06/03/2020 06/29/2020 $4,723 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 124455.015Event: 03/02/2020Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Rolling Tractor-Trailer
At 8:15 a.m. on March 2, 2020, an employee was coupling a removable gooseneck low-bed trailer. The employee reattached the gooseneck to the trailer and then connected the air and electrical lines. Shortly thereafter, the tractor and trailer rolled backward and stopped after striking a parked vehicle that subsequently struck a parked trailer. The employee was fatally injured after being crushed under the tractor's driver's side rear dual tires. The tractor's parking brake system had not been engaged; therefore, when the employee connected the air lines to the trailer, the trailer's air brake system did not engage. Additionally, the tractor and trailer were on an incline (approximately 3-5 degrees), and wheel chocks were not used to prevent movement. The tractor-trailer may have rolled back when the employee operated a lever to raise the trailer deck off the ground, which would have been the next step in the process after connecting the air and electrical lines, and the employee typically stood between the tractor's rear dual tires and the trailer deck to operate the lever. There were no witnesses to the incident. The employee was killed as a result of multiple blunt force injuries and mechanical asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, crushed, trailer, blunt force trauma
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1466714.015 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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