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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 646978.015 - Stark Excavating, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 646978.015Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 09/20/2012

Stark Excavating, Inc.
Route 8/Legion Roadnull
Washington, IL 61571
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 1805 W. Washington St.Null, Bloomington, IL 61701

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/20/2012
Close Case:01/03/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 29595.015Event: 09/20/2012Employee Is Struck And Run Over By Bulldozer And Is Killed
On September 20, 2012, Employee # 1, a laborer, was preparing a dirt surface. He measured and placed grade marks on the dirt surface using a leveler and a spray paint can. Employee #1 assisted a coworker, bulldozer operator, with hand signa ls to alert him of areas that needed more dirt. The coworker had finished pushin g dirt up towards the curb area where Employee #1 had indicated more dirt was ne eded and proceeded to travel in reverse when he felt a bump. The coworker could no longer see Employee #1 and realized he had struck Employee #1 while backing u p the bulldozer. Employee #1 had been struck and run over by the John Deere 700J bulldozer. Employee #1 died from multiple injuries including a skull fracture, extensive lacerations of the brainstem and vessels, fractured neck, laceration o f the spinal cord.
Keywords: back-up alarm, construction vehicle, crushing, run over, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 646978.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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