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Accident: 14526156 - Accidentally Drove Vehicle Into Lake And Was Drowned

Accident: 14526156 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 08/20/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
116870708/22/19853272Meekins-Bamman Prestress Inc.

ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 DROVE A CONCRETE SPREADER TO THE FACILITY'S WASH AREA TO CLEAN UP FOR THE DAY. THIS HAD BEEN A NORMAL PART OF HIS DAILY ROUTINE FOR ABOUT EIGHT YEARS. AFTER A PERIOD, EMPLOYEE #1 AND HIS VEHICLE WERE MISSED. A SEARCH FOUND HIM IN THE LAKE ALONG WITH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS DETERMINED TO BE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION. IT IS CONJECTURED THAT EMPLOYEE #1 ACCIDENTLY PLACED THE VEHICLE INTO A FORWARD GEAR WHEN HE INTENDED TO PUT IT IN REVERSE. HE DROVE INTO THE WATER BEFORE HE COULD STOP THE VEHICLE. HE COULD NOT SWIM.

Keywords: cleaning, drown, motor vehicle, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1168707 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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