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Accident: 121842.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Door And Tank

Accident: 121842.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 11/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1445994.01511/19/2019Southern Hydro Vac, Llc
At 2:00 p.m. on November 18, 2019, Employee #1 was washing out the hydro vacuum truck debris body/tank with a high pressure water hose. A coworker said that he saw Employee #1 give the hand signal in the passenger side mirror to close the t ailgate door of the debris body/tank. The coworker got out of the truck and ope rated the levers to close and lock the tailgate door then got back into the truc k to wait on Employee #1 to return to the truck cab. When Employee #1 didn't co me to the truck cab after approximately 3 to 5 minutes, the coworker went to loo k for him. The coworker found Employee #1 caught between the tailgate door and d ebris body/tank. Employee #1 had sustained blunt force trauma across his shoulde rs and chest and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, caught between, chest, door, shoulder, tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1445994.015 41 M Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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