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Accident: 200230209 - Employee Drowns After Bridge Collapses

Accident: 200230209 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 06/04/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30020454206/10/19971794J.F. Overman Construction, Inc.

Employee #1 was driving a 20 to 22 ton dump truck across a bridge that had an 8 ton load limit. He had crossed the bridge three times without incident, but on his fourth trip the bridge decking gave way on one side and the truck slid off the bridge into the river. Employee #1's was not found and he is presumed to have drowned.

Keywords: collapse, overloaded, construction, truck, dump truck, river, bridge deck, bridge, drown, truck driver
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Other Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300204542 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Placing bridge deck
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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