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Accident: 14203335 - Employee Run Over By Backing Dump Truck

Accident: 14203335 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 09/19/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10521861409/19/19869131Washington County
EMPLOYEE #1 WORKED ON A ROAD RESURFACING CREW. AFTER LUNCH, EMPLOYEE #1 MOVED HIS CAR OFF TO THE WEST OF THE WORKSITE. HE BEGAN WALKING BACK TO THE WORKSITE ON THE NORTH SHOULDER OF THE ROAD, WEARING A HARD HAT AND REFLECTIVE VEST. AS HE WAS WALKING BY THE SECOND DUMP TRUCK HE ENCOUNTERED, THAT TRUCK, WITH BACKUP ALARM SOUNDING, STARTED BACKING TOWARD THE PAVER. EMPLOYEE #1 STARTED TO CROSS THE ROAD, NORTH TO SOUTH, INTO THE PATH OF THE BACKING TRUCK. THE PAVER OPERATOR STARTED WAVING HIS ARMS AND SHOUTING AT EMPLOYEE #1, TELLING HIM TO GET OUT OF THE WAY. PASSERS-BY WERE ALSO WAVING AND SHOUTING, BUT EMPLOYEE #1 DID NOT STOP. WHEN THE DUMP TRUCK DRIVER FELT A BUMP AS HE WAS BACKING UP, HE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY. ANOTHER EMPLOYEE MOTIONED FOR THE DRIVER TO STAY WHERE HE WAS. THE DUMP TRUCK'S RIGHT REAR DUALS HAD RUN OVER EMPLOYEE #1. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CHECKED FOR VITALS, BUT NONE WERE FOUND. OTHER EMPLOYEES CALLED FOR THE EMERGENCY UNIT. EMPLOYEE #1 WORE 2 HEARING AIDS. SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT EMPLOYEE #1 HAD A TENDENCY TO WANDER AROUND THE WORK SITE WITHOUT PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO EVENTS AROUND HIM. SITE SUPERVISORS HAD BEEN TOLD BY CREW MEMBERS THAT EMPLOYEE #1 HAD PREVIOUSLY GOTTEN IN THE WAY OF TRAFFIC AND THE CREW'S TRUCKS. EMPLOYEE #1'S JOB WAS TO TAKE LOAD TICKETS FROM THE DUMP TRUCKS BEFORE THEY LEFT THE PAVER.
Keywords: back-up alarm, crushed, dump truck, run over, backing up, inattention, road paving
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105218614 Fatality Other Inspectors and compliance officers except constr.

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