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Accident: 202440038 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Paving Machine

Accident: 202440038 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/12/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588381910/12/20041611Sequel Contractors Inc

At about 11:50 a.m. on October 12, 2004, Employee #1, a screed operator, was on the screed platform (catwalk) of a paving machine (Vogele, Pro-Pav Series, 1110WB), while it was backing during paving operations. When the left rear corner of the screed hit a steel sewer manhole cover ring, the machine swerved sideways. This caused Employee #1 to lose his balance and fall. He was then struck by the lower right rear corner of the paving machine and was killed.

Keywords: inexperience, fall, struck by, lost balance, manhole, run over, road paving
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125883819 Fatality Other Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Bituminous concrete placement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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