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Accident: 14204010 - Forestry Tanker Truck Traffic Accident

Accident: 14204010 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 07/09/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1505371307/09/19840851Eastern Lane Forest Protection District
AT APPROXIMATELY 9:45 AM ON JULY 9, 1984, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DRIVING A 5 TON FORESTRY TANKER TRUCK TO A FOREST FIRE. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY EMPLOYEE #2. THE TRUCK WAS BEING DRIVEN ON BIM ROAD 21-2-31.1, 14 MILES SOUTH OF COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON. WHILE DRIVING AROUND A RIGHT CURVE, THE DRIVER APPARENTELY LOST CONTROL, STRUCK A CONCRETE BRIDGE ABUTMENT, AND PLUNGED 20 FEET TO THE CREEK BED BELOW THE BRIDGE. THE 8,000 GALLON WATER TANK BEING CARRIED IN THE TRUCK BED SLID FORWARD, CRUSHING THE CAB.
Keywords: tank truck, traffic accident, crushed, truck, lost control, water tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15053713 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging
2 15053713 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging

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