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Accident: 27375.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Concrete Road Barrier And Late

Accident: 27375.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 09/04/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
612298.01509/05/2012Hri, Incorporated

On September 4, 2012 three employees were engaged in an operation to unload conc rete road barriers (Jersey Barriers) from a Peterbilt flatbed truck equipped wit h a Manitex truck mounted crane. Coworker #1 (operator) was using a CAT model 93 0H wheel loader with a fork attachment to lift the barriers from the right (pass enger) side of the truck. Coworker #2 (helper) had gotten back into the passenge r side of the truck as rain began to fall heavily. Employee #1 (driver) was on t he left (driver) side of the truck gathering the ratchet straps used to secure t he barriers during transport. As Employee #1 began to lift two of the barriers o ff the truck, the fork tips extended underneath the third barrier and flipped it off the opposite (left side of the truck) side, landing on top of Employee #1. A coworker dumped the two barriers he had on the forks adjacent to the truck and used the loader to raise the barrier off Employee #1. A coworker ran to the job office to get help and have EMS called. Employee #3 was transported to the hosp ital where he died from his injuries later that evening due to multiple blunt fo rce traumas.

Keywords: construction vehicle, crushing, falling object, material handling, powered industrial vehicle
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 612298.015 27 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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