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Accident: 200824688 - Employee Is Killed When Hit By Dump Truck

Accident: 200824688 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 05/17/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31523932705/17/20111611Wallace Paving, Inc.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on May 17, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a dump truck driver for his employer, an asphalt paving company. Employee #1 and Coworker #1 had parked their trucks at the right side of a driveway leading to the asphalt plant. This was said to be a common practice for drivers waiting to load asphalt into their vehicles. The drivers had a practice of cleaning trucks and applying non-stick coatings to the trucks at this location. This practice had resulted in an accumulation of loose aggregate particles on the asphalt paved driveway. Employee #1 had reportedly notified Coworker #1 by cell phone that they both were to wait for clearance to load, and proceeded to spray vegetable oil onto the truck bed of his company-owned dump truck while waiting for clearance from the job site to load the truck. Coworker #1 approached Employee #1 with an approximate speed of 3-5 miles per hour from the rear, applied his brakes, skidded, and struck Employee #1 in the back with the upper arm of the truck's front-mounted snow plow hoist. Coworker #1 then backed his truck a short distance, dismounted and asked if Employee #1 was hurt. Employee #1 dropped to one knee, then stood upright, walked in a circle, and told Coworker #1, "Don't worry." After a few moments Employee #1 requested that emergency services be contacted. Employee #1 then walked through the entrance gate of the asphalt plant and collapsed to the ground. Asphalt plant employees called emergency services and administered aid by covering Employee #1 with a blanket. Emergency services treated and transported Employee #1 to a local trauma center, where he was pronounced dead of internal injuries.

Keywords: traffic accident, vehicle in gear, dump truck, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315239327 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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