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Accident: 100451178 - Dump Truck Operator Killed In Accident

Accident: 100451178 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 10/30/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30262096811/01/20004212Beecher Mcleod
On October 30, 2000, Employee #1, a dump truck operator working under contract to an electric cooperative, was backing a truck to the edge of an ash pit to dump a load. The embankment gave away, causing the truck to slide down into the pit. Employee#1 attempted to jump from the truck, but was carried with the truck down into the pit. When the rescue team removed the truck from the pit, about 5 hours after the accident occurred, they found Employee #1 buried under the front of the truck. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: embankment, driver, dump truck, pit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302620968 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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