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Accident: 133628.015 - Employee Is Killed While Hitching Trailer To Truck

Accident: 133628.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 10/30/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1516742.01510/30/2020Salazar Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on October 30, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a poure d concrete construction company, was working alone in the employer's yard. He w as attempting to hitch a Towmaster TC-16 flat bed equipment trailer to a Ford F3 50 pick up truck. A coworker arrived at the yard at 7:21 a.m. and found Employe e #1 in a kneeling position with his head and both arms pinned and crushed under the equipment trailer adjacent and just in front of the equipment trailer's jac k stand. Camera footage and functional tests of the equipment failed to reveal the cause of this fatality.
Keywords: arm, asphyxiated, blunt force trauma, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, dunnage, fracture, head, hydraulic jack, pickup truck, pinned, skull, trailer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Other   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1516742.015 52 M Fatality Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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