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Accident: 108177.015 - Employee Suffers Injuries In Truck Accident

Accident: 108177.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1325595.01506/27/2018Hilltop Logging, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on May 30, 2018, Employee #1 was driving a Kenworth M odel W900 water truck in a southward direction, down a declining grade, applying water to Forest Service Road 12. The employee tried to shift the trucks manual transmission into a higher gear, but he shifted into neutral and the truck bega n gaining speed. He was unable to shift the transmission into gear, so he tried to use the service break to stop the truck. The trucks brakes were unable to st op the vehicle. Employee #1 traveled approximately one mile before coming upon a corner in the road. The vehicle was now traveling at 35 mph. He negotiated the corner, but the employee lost control approximately 450 feet beyond the corner. The truck left the gravel roadway, and traveled through dense brush, coming to a stop on its passenger side after striking a tree. Employee #1 suffered a lacera tion to his head and sustained five broken ribs. He was hospitalized for his inj uries.
Keywords: brake, fracture, head, laceration, lost control, rib, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1325595.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, light

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