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Accident: 14256465 - Construction Employee Killed When Head Crushed By Dump Truck

Accident: 14256465 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/29/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
305164608/03/19871623Jacobs Builders, Inc.
A DUMP TRUCK FRAME WAS WELDED AND REPAIRED. AN ANGLE IRON WAS USED AS A SAFETY BRACE HOLDING UP THE TRUCK BED AND WAS LEFT IN PLACE AT THE END OF THE DAY. AT AROUND 6:30 AM THE NEXT DAY, EMPLOYEE #1 APPARENTLY TRIED TO START THE DUMP TRUCK TO LET THE BED DOWN. THE TRUCK WOULD NOT START. IN AN ATTEMPT TO LET THE BED DOWN, HE LEANED OVER THE WELDED FRAME OF THE TRUCK AND UNDER THE RAISED DUMP BED TO BLEED OFF THE SINCE HE HAD APPARENTLY KNOCKED OUT THE ANGLE IRON/SAFETY BRACE, THE DUMP BED DROPPED ON HIS HEAD AND PINNED HIS NECK BETWEEN THE TRUCK FRAME AND THE DUMP. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: head, repair, pinned, work rules, crushed, truck, dump truck, neck, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3051646 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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