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Inspection: 1491958.015 - K. Kimmes Excavating, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair

Nr: 1491958.015Report ID: 0523900Open Date: 09/09/2020

K. Kimmes Excavating, Inc.
6327 Tower Avenue
Superior, WI 54880
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484110/ General Freight Trucking, Local
Mailing: 6327 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/09/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $4,096 $0 $0 $658 $0 $4,754
Current Penalty $4,096 $0 $0 $658 $0 $4,754
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C01 02/12/2021 07/02/2021 $4,096 $4,096 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19030019 C01 08/20/2021 09/27/2021 $329 $329 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 02002 Other 19030019 D01 08/20/2021 09/27/2021 $329 $329 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 129338.015Event: 09/08/2020Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Dump Truck Tires
At 9:15 a.m. on September 8, 2020, an employee was standing at the driver's side of a Kenworth dump truck, model T800, fleet # K-12, while a coworker and the ex cavation manager finished pre-trip brake adjustments. The coworker parked the du mp truck outside the repair shop, with the truck in gear and the parking brake t urned off, so he and the excavation manager could adjust the slack adjusters on each air brake. The coworker finished adjusting the slack adjusters and the exca vation manager finished working on the truck's air compressor unit and they were preparing to start the truck in order to conduct a final test of the air brakin g system. The employee was standing near the driver's side tandem axle when the excavation manager opened the driver's side door and, while standing on the grou nd, started the truck. The coworker, also standing at the driver's side of the t ruck, yelled to the excavation manager too late that the truck was still in gear . The truck lunged forward when the key was turned and the employee was run over . The medical examiner pronounced the employee dead at the scene with cause of d eath being a fractured skull with additional injuries to the chest, torso, and l eg.
Keywords: brake, chest, compressor, crushed, dump truck, leg, run over, skull, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491958.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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