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Accident: 14312003 - Run Over By Truck

Accident: 14312003 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 10/31/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10019044611/01/19851622George Harms Construction Co., Inc.
ON OCTOBER 31,1985 AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00 AM, THE EMPLOYEE WAS OPERATING A DUMP TRUCK ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE. THE EMPLOYEE BACKED HIS TRUCK UP A HILL MOUND OF BROKEN ASPHALT DEBRIS AND PROCEEDED TO DUMP A LOAD OF SIMILAR MATERIAL. AFTER DUMPING THE LOAD, AND AS THE DUMP PORTION OF THE TRUCK BODY WAS RETURNING TO A HORIZONTAL POSITION, THE EMPLOYEE LEFT THE TRUCK CAB AND WALKED OUT IN FRONT OF IT. WHEN THE DUMP BODY SEATED ITSELF IN A LEVEL POSITION, THE UNATTENDED TRUCK STARTED ROLLING FORWARD DOWN THE HILL. THE TRUCK STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE, RUNNING OVER HIS CHEST AND LEGS. HE WAS FATALLY INJURED.
Keywords: chest, crushed, truck, dump truck, run over, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100190446 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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