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Inspection: 303308571 - Klamath Pacific Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Or Bend

Nr: 303308571Report ID: 1054115Open Date: 07/28/2000

Klamath Pacific Corporation
Warner Hwy Project Hwy 140
Lakeview, OR 97630
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
Mailing: 2918 Edison Ave, Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/28/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/20/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
Current Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 702022307 B 12/20/2000 12/26/2000 $1,250 $1,250 $0 12/27/2000 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201700887Event: 07/21/2000Employee Killed By Fall Off Asphalt Grinder
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on July 21, 2000, Employee #1, of Klamath Pacific Corporation, was on the operator's platform of an asphalt grinding machine when he needed to insert a hose into the the water tank on top of the grinder. He stepped from the platform onto a 4-in. beam that supported the grinding drum, and apparently slipped from the beam. Employee #1 fell backward and struck the back of his head and shoulder on the pavement 7 ft. Employee #1 was transported to Lake District Hospital in Lakeview, OR and then airflighted to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR. He died 4 days later, killed by the fall.
Keywords: head, guardrail, slip, struck against, construction, fall, elevated work plat, asphalt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303308571 Fatality Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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