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Accident: 14298103 - Employee Struck And Killed By Backing Earth Mover

Accident: 14298103 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/10/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10203316405/12/19869311Prince George'S County Government
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS A SPOTTER FOR TRASH TRUCKS UNLOADING AT A COUNTY LAND FILL. HE HAD JUST CHECKED A TRUCK TO SEE IF THE BOX WAS EMPTY. FOR SOME REASON HE DID NOT SEE OR HEAR A LOADED PAN THAT WAS BACKING UP TO UNLOAD COVER DIRT. HE EITHER STEPPED INTO THE PATH OF THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL, OR FAILED TO MOVE FROM THE PATH OF THE PAN. HE WAS STRUCK AND RUN OVER, RECEIVING FATAL INJURIES. THE BACK-UP ALARM WAS OPERATING AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: obstructed view, earthmoving equip, landfill, truck, struck by, run over, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102033164 Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction

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