Mr. Grube began working for the State as Equipment Operator Journey I on June 5, 2013 in Nenana. On November 11, 2013 he took a promotion to Equipment Operator Journey II in Cantwell, and then transferred to Jim River on January 16, 2014.
Prior accident/incident on file:
• 7/9/14 – Jeremy backed a loader he was operating into a tractor, cracking the front fender of the tractor. Damages were estimated at $2,700. In his written statement he provided that he misjudged the distance between the loader and the tractor while backing up away from a pile. Stating also that he needed to be more vigilant about distances between equipment, especially in tight quarters. Supervisor wrote in his report that he discussed the incident with Jeremy, encouraging and offering more thorough training.
Discipline on file:
• 1/29/15 – Jeremy received a one-day suspension when he wore out the blade of the grader he was operating, causing damages to the equipment estimated to be approx. $5,000. In this incident he demonstrated failure to maintain safe and responsible operations of heavy equipment which may have impacted the safety of the driving public.
A meeting was held with Mr. Grube on September 30, 2015 to discuss the allegation that he failed to safely operate equipment and use…show more content… His written statement in the Employee’ Accident Report, for said accident, states that he misjudged the distance between the loader and the tractor while backing up away from a pile; stating also that he needed to be more vigilant about distances between equipment, especially in tight quarters. To the contrary, at the pre-determination meeting on September 30, 2015, he indicated that he shouldn’t have been assigned to work in that area in the first place; stating that he should have been allowed to work at a different area. He didn’t communicate this to his supervisor at the