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Accident: 201020906 - Employee Is Injured When Run Over By Dump Truck

Accident: 201020906 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/19/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562474206/21/20061611Granite Construction Co

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on June 19, 2006, Employee #1 was working with a crew that was grading the north shoulder of a two-lane highway with a CAT 330 excavator. The excavator was positioned on the westbound lane of the highway, and the eastbound lane was open to regular traffic. Employee #1 was "spotting" for the excavator operator to ensure that the excavator did not extend into the eastbound traffic lane as it swung around. A three-axle Peterbilt truck with a two-axle Reliance trailer attachment backed up towards the excavator to be loaded. While Employee #1's back was facing the dump trailer, he was struck by the rear driver's side tire of the trailer. He fell, face down, and was run over from toes to torso. Employee #1 was hospitalized for crushing injuries to multiple body parts, which required surgery.

Keywords: highway, traffic control, crushed, dump truck, excavator, struck by, trailer, run over, highway shoulder, road paving
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125624742 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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