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Accident: 73262.015 - Employee Is Pinned And Killed By Tailgate On Dump Truck

Accident: 73262.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/12/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1039009.01502/12/2015Coffman Specialties Inc

At 8:45 a.m. on February 12, 2015, an employee was working between the bed and t he tailgate (weighing 1200-1500 pounds) of a dump truck HT-561 with the tail gat e in open position. The smaller notch of the blocking device positioned against the edge of the bed came loose and caused the tail gate to close and slammed hi m against the bed of the truck. The tail gate was supported by an angle iron, 2 -inches wide x 44-inches long, with a smaller notch on one end and bigger notch on the other. The end of the angle iron was positioned on the rear side edge of the truck and the other end with an arger notch was positioned on the latch bolt on the left side of the tailgate. The tailgate swung closed and pinned the empl oyee against the bed of truck , killing him.

Keywords: dump truck bed, lockout/tagout, pinned, tailgate
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 0 0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1039009.015 54 M Fatality Welders and cutters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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