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Accident: 133793.015 - Foreman Dies After Being Struck By Backing Up Loader

Accident: 133793.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 03/03/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1517952.01503/04/2021Pulice Construction, Inc.
At 4:00 p.m. on March 3, 2021, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a road an d bridge construction company, were working at a project site. Employee #1, the project foreman, had instructed the coworker, who was operating a front end loa der, to move a sand pile into another position to make way for a new sand pile. As the foreman walked along a public roadway toward the sand pile, the coworker began backing up the front end loader toward the sand pile. The foreman walked into the blind spot of the front end loader. The coworker could not see the fo reman, although he later reported that he had checked the back up camera and mir ror and had turned around to check for traffic. The front end loader struck the foreman, who sustained blunt force traumatic injuries. Emergency services tran sported the foreman to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The subseque nt police report stated that the back-up alarm on the front end loader was opera tional.
Keywords: backing up, blunt force trauma, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, front end loader, material handling, poor visibility, run over, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1517952.015 63 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting

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