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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14516371 - Employee Dies After Fall From Top Of Truck Trailer

Accident: 14516371 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 03/11/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10115988703/31/19871611Golden Triangle Asphalt Paving Company

Employee #1, a truck driver, was pulling a tarpaulin over a load of gravel. His gloved hands slipped off the tarp and he fell 8 ft 8 in. from the top of his 1979 Mack truck trailer. He landed on the ground, injuring his back. Employee #1 was operated on 6 days later to repair a fractured vertebra and died the following day of a heart attack.

Keywords: fracture, glove, heart attack, work rules, slip, construction, trailer truck, fall, slippery surface, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101159887 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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