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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 126017698 - Employee Injured When Struck By Dumptruck

Accident: 126017698 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/31/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12601769806/07/20011611J F Tejeda Company

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on May 31, 2001, Employee #1, the supervisor, was seriously injured when he was struck by a backing dump truck and knocked to the pavement. Prior to the accident Employee #1 had just received notice from the city inspector to grind additional surface from the center section of the street. Employee #1 did not remember whether he had heard the back alarm of the dump truck before it struck him as he was bent over using a spray can to mark the area on the street where additional grinding was required. After being knocked to the pavement after impact, Employee #1 rolled between the truck's rear wheels to keep from getting run over. A city official, standing in front of the backing truck saw Employee #1 under the truck and signaled the driver to stop. The truck stopped with the rear axle over Employee #1's head and pulled forward under direction to allow removal of Employee #1 from underneath the dump truck. Employee #1 suffered a fractured right ankle and was hospitalized.

Keywords: back-up alarm, fracture, construction, dump truck, struck by, ankle, backing up, inattention, road paving
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126017698 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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