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Accident: 104692.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Trailer

Accident: 104692.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 04/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1307819.01504/11/2018Reyes Trucking Inc.
At 7:50 a.m. on April 10, 2018, a truck driver arrived at an almond hulling facility to receive a load of almonds. His truck had a Western Trailers belt trailer attached. After an Equipment Operator used a John Deere loader (model number: 644k) to load almond hulls over the top of the trailer, the truck driver drove off to weigh the trailer at the onsite scales. The load was slightly under the 80,000 pound target weight, causing the truck driver to request that more product be loaded into his trailer. During filling, a mound of almond hulls accumulated in the center of the trailer, extending above the trailers top rails, which would prevent it from being covered. The truck driver climbed a fixed ladder on the front side of the trailer, walked on top of the almond hulls, and used a shovel to level out the product. On his way back to the front side of the trailer, the truck driver fell head first off the drivers side of the trailer. He struck the ground below that was approximately 13 feet. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, determined the truck driver to be dead as a result of suffering blunt force trauma to his head, chest, and abdomen.
Keywords: abdomen, tractor trailer, fall, loading, head, chest
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1307819.015 61 M Fatality Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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