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Accident: 127924.015 - Employee Is Struck By And Killed By Rolling Truck

Accident: 127924.015 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 07/19/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484413.01507/20/2020919962904 - Ky Tah Cab Tour Kenlake Resort State Park
At 12:00 a.m. on July 19, 2020, an employee was retrieving bags of garbage on th e state park grounds for disposal. He would place the bags of garbage in the be d of the 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The garbage would be placed into the dump sters on the state park grounds. Later a coworker arrived at the Maintenance Lo t of the state park and noticed that the door of the employee's personal vehicle was ajar. The coworker began to look for the employee and noticed that the wo rk truck was assigned to the employee. As the coworker proceeded to the truck, the coworker noticed that the head of the employee was wedged behind the left r ear (driver's) tire of the vehicle. The coworker checked for a pulse and conta cted the park ranger, who responded immediately. It was believed that the empl oyee drove the state vehicle to the area where the employee's personal vehicle t o retrieve his smokeless tobacco. The employee's passenger of his personal truc k was ajar with work keys and a can of smokeless tobacco on the seat. A full c an was discovered by law enforcement in the parking lot adjacent to the employee 's hat and glasses. It was speculated that the employee noticed the state vehic le was rolling and was attempting to stop it. The employee was then struck by t he vehicle and run over. The employee was killed after pushing the vehicle 13 f eet 3 inches before the truck came to a halt.
Keywords: head, motor vehicle, roll-over, run over, struck by, vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1484413.015 46 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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