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Accident: 202439774 - Employee Struck By Dump Truck Backing Up

Accident: 202439774 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/22/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745415708/22/20041794D.H.Blattner & Sons, Inc

At 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2004, Employee #1, a laborer employee of D.H.Blattner & Sons, Inc.located at Tipton & Wendy Rd, Palm Springs, Ca was walking eastward on the dirt road with his back to a Ford L8000 Diesel Dump Truck 608006 that was backing in that same direction. He had just left his truck. At the same time there was a Caterpillar Excavator Model 365 BL that was approximately 19.5 feet south of the dump truck that was also moving in a eastward direction causing high ambient noise which prevented Employee #1 from hearing the backup alarm sounding from the backing dump truck. Employee #1 was struck by the center back of the dump truck and then driven over by the front wheels. The employer is a contractor for the railroad (Union Pacific). He was fatally injured from the truck.

Keywords: dump truck, struck by, backing up, truck driver
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307454157 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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