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Accident: 201042777 - Empolyee Killed, Another Injured When Tanker Rolls Down Hill

Accident: 201042777 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 07/20/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30994266207/20/20061623Western States Contracting, Inc.

At approximately 9:38 a.m. on July 20, 2006, Employees #1 and #2 were taking a break in the shade behind a 2007 Mack dump truck. A CAT/MEGA Water Tanker, Number 813, had been parked uphill for approximately one hour before it rolled downhill for an unspecified reason. The tanker rolled downhill and struck the dump truck. Employee #1 was killed when he was crushed under the dump truck. Employee #2 was hospitalized at St. Rose Hospital for unspecified injuries he sustained when he was struck by the dump truck.

Keywords: crushed, truck, dump truck
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309942662 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle
2 309942662 Fatality Asphyxia Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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