Inspection: 305988982 - Traffic Maintenance Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana
Nr: 305988982Report ID:0551800Open Date: 12/11/2002
Traffic Maintenance Corporation
Interstate 80/94 And Cline Ave.
Hammond, IN 46327
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 3855 Rutledge St., Gary, IN 46408
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:01/03/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:04/22/2003
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1

Current Violations

Initial Penalty 1500

Current Penalty

FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260050 C 03/26/2003 04/05/2003 $0 $1500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170387385Event: 12/05/2002Traffic Maintenance Employee Killid And Coworker Injured
At approximately 11:15 p.m. on December 5, 2002, Employee # 1 and Employee # 2 were completing a right lane closure to the westbound lanes of Interstate 80/94. The location was approximately 0.25 of a mile from the beginning of the merger of the entrance ramp from Cline Avenue onto Interstate 80/94. Employee # 1 and Employee # 2 had put the last of their lighted traffic barrels at the far west end of the gore separating westbound Interstate 80/94 and the Cline Avenue entrance ramp. Employee # 1 was unhooking the lit arrow board from the rear of his company's truck when a Ford Taurus coming westbound down the entrance ramp struck the traffic barrels and then the arrow board. The impact knocked the arrow board backward into the rear of the truck. Employee # 1 was struck by the arrow board and knocked upward and into the rear bed of the truck killing him. The tongue of the arrow board struck employee # 2 as the arrow board flipped to the left on its side. Employee # 2 was at the rear of the truck on the driver's side. He suffered bruises to his legs.
Keywords: traffic accident, traffic barrel, highway, truck, vehicle, leg, ramp, struck by, maintenance, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305988982 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 305988982 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.