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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1483198.015 - Omega Coatings & Construction, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 1483198.015Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 07/13/2020

Omega Coatings & Construction, Llc
Highway 11/74 Bridge Over Highway 151null
Columbus, WI 53925
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Mailing: 118 E. Tarpon Ave, Suite 204null, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/22/2020
Close Case:11/16/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1621289    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127729.015Event: 07/13/2020Employee Is Struck, Killed By Truck'S Swinging Boom Leaf
At 8:30 a.m. on July 13, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a commerc ial surfacing company, were working in an enclosed area on the outside lane of a two-lane highway. They were abrasive blasting old paint beneath a bridge. Jer sey-style concrete barriers 2.75 feet high were set up along the edge of the hig hway work zone. The highway's posted speed limit was 70 mph. After leaving the work zone to take a water break, the two employees began returning to their wor k area, walking inside and parallel to the concrete barriers. A boom truck drov e by. The truck's boom leaf with clam shell bucket was swinging freely and cros sed over the concrete barrier. The coworker was able to jump away from the swin ging boom leaf. He yelled to warn Employee #1, but Employee #1 was unable to mo ve out of the way. The boom leaf's bucket struck Employee #1 between his ribs a nd waist. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injuries and was killed.
Keywords: abrasive blasting, barrier guard, blunt force trauma, bridge, bucket , construction, highway work zone, painter, struck by, torso, truck boom
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1483198.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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