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Accident: 951129 - Employee Killed When Dump Truck Backs Off Barge

Accident: 951129 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 12/11/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12663841012/12/19961623Crowder Construction Company

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on December 11, 1996, Employee #1 backed a dump truck onto a 20 ft long barge so that a crane could load the truck with material being dredged from the bottom of Lake Gaston. At approximately 11:45 a.m., the dump truck had been loaded and the crane operator blew his crane horn to inform the employee to leave the barge. Employee #1 had his truck in reverse gear, and instead of moving forward, he started backing up. He backed off the west end of the barge and drowned.

Keywords: barge, vehicle in gear, work rules, construction, started in gear, drown, backing up, inattention
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126638410 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Dredging
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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