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Accident: 117327.015 - Employee Dies After Being Crushed By Belly Dump Truck

Accident: 117327.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 06/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410227.01506/19/2019Werner Construction, Inc
At 9:15 a.m. on June 18, 2019, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were engaged in highway paving repairs. Coworker #1 was operating a milling machine being used to remove the top surface of the road. The removed surface material then moved by conveyor to a waiting belly dump truc k being operated by Coworker #2. Employee #1 was attempting to re-tie a broken guide line used by the milling machine operator. Employee #1 was stooped down i n front of the belly dump truck's rear wheels. Coworker #2 received a signal fr om Coworker #1 to pull ahead. As Coworker #2 pulled the belly dump truck forwar d, the rear wheels struck Employee #1. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he died from multiple crushing injuries.
Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, crushed, crushing, dump truck, highway, milling machine, repair, road paving, struck by, wheel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1410227.015 47 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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