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Accident: 110370.015 - Employee Is Killed When Hair Is Caught In Machinery

Accident: 110370.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/24/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1355670.01510/24/2018Security Paving Company, Inc.
At 7:00 a.m. on October 24, 2018, an employee was at a construction site conduct ing duties as a Water Truck Driver which included operating the vehicle, filling the vehicle with water, spraying water and performing daily maintenance as requ ired. The water truck was a 40,00 gallon Neice Water Truck ( Model Number: WT40 00, Serial Number: 1467). The employee's hair was caught in a moving PTO drive s haft of a water truck, resulting in fatal head injuries. Through the course of the investigation and employee and employer interviews, it was determined that the employee was underneath the truck for inspection/maintenance of the truck a t the time of the incident. During the course of the inspection, it was noted th at PTO switch in the truck was malfunctioning. The truck was on the PTO shaft, d espite the PTO switch being in the "off" position. The Project Superintendent an d a coworker claimed that this was not normal. The coworker pointed out other de ficiencies in the electrical switches for the sprayer system in the truck. The s ide sprayers engaged, despite the switches being in the "off" position.
Keywords: caught in, hair, power take-off, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1355670.015 51 F Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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