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Accident Summary Nr: 170718753 - Truck Driver Killed As Truck Rolls Down River Embankment

Accident Summary Nr: 170718753 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/03/1992
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
11972222111/04/199291110Del Norte County Road Department

Abstract: A country road crew was cleaning a drainage ditch along a rural road that runs along a river bank. Employee #1 was driving a loaded dump truck, past another dump truck and an excavator, in the outer lane. His truck's front wheel went off the pavement. Instead of stopping, Employee #1 gunned the engine and tried to bring the front wheels back on the road. Instead, the truck's back wheels went off the road and the truck and Employee #1 fell approximately 150 ft to the river's edge. Employee #1 was ejected and died of crushing injuries to his head and chest. It is not known if the functional seat belt had been taken off in an attempt to escape. Wearing a seat belt probably would not have made a difference in this accident.

Keywords: chest, ejected, embankment, head, crushed, dump truck, fall, falling object, lost control, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 119722221 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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