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Accident: 14262679 - Employee Killed When Struck By Asphalt Paver

Accident: 14262679 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 06/06/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1861382806/07/19851611Murray Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was a member of a crew that had finished paving the north side of a street and was backing down the 10- to 15-percent grade to pave the south side. Employee #1 and a coworker were riding on the back of the paver when it jumped out of gear and the brakes failed. Employee #1 either fell or jumped off, lost his balance, and was struck by the paver. He was killed. The master cylinders for the brakes were both empty; the brakes and brake fluid had not been checked on a weekly basis in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
Keywords: brake, inadequate maint, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, struck by, lost balance, lost control, road paving
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18613828 Fatality Cut/Laceration Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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