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Accident: 606129 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Vehicle And Utility Pole

Accident: 606129 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 11/17/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10283256511/17/19881623Eastern Utility Construction Co.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., Employee #1 signaled a coworker to back an Eastern 110 Reo Reach-All GI-type while Employee #1 remained in view through the left side-view mirror. The vehicle had traveled approximately 150 feet when the coworker attempted to move tree limbs that obstructed his view in the left side-view mirror. The view through the rear window was blocked by the lower boom assembly. The coworker kept backing up the vehicle as Employee #1 moved to the right rear side. At this time, two other employees were about 25 ft in front of the vehicle when they lost sight of Employee #1. The coworkers then saw Employee #1 run from behind the vehicle. He was crushed between a utility pole and the vehicle. Employee #1 died of blunt force injuries to his abdomen and chest.

Keywords: chest, abdomen, vehicle, obstructed view, work rules, construction, caught between, crushed, utility pole, backing up

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102832565 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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