Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201065455 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Concrete Chute
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|300790920||07/26/2002||5032||Palomar Transit Mix|
At approximately 6:21 a.m. on July 25, 2002, Employee #1, a concrete truck driver for Palomar Transit Mix, was operating a 1987 Peterbuilt concrete truck, type 32Y, VIN #1XPALA9X1HN215448. He was apparently controlling the tag axle at the back of the truck, which operates the swing chutes through which the concrete is off-loaded from the mixer. For some reason, the hydraulic ram that controlled the tag axle failed and the tag axle fell, striking Employee #1. He was hospitalized at Palomar Hospital a fractured pelvis, several fractured ribs and vertebrae, and a collapsed lung.
|1||300790920||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Truck drivers, heavy|