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Accident: 14325369 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Two Trucks

Accident: 14325369 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 12/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1760261612/10/19851611Chartiers Paving Compay, Inc.
Employee #1, a truck driver, had parked his dump truck facing downhill, 53 in. from another dump truck, with their tailgates facing one another. At the end of the work day the driver of the uphill truck jumped into his cab and attempted to start his truck. He let the truck drift backward as Employee #1 was walking between the trucks' tailgates; it collided with the other truck and crushed Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: clearance, tailgate, work rules, construction, caught between, crushed, dump truck, lost control, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17602616 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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