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Accident: 14354195 - Employee Killed When Struck By Backing Motor Grader

Accident: 14354195 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 01/24/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10035559301/29/19861611Day-Lite Construction Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was sweeping a new concrete gutter along a roadside. An equipment operator halted his 1957 motor grader about 200 feet down the road and, having seen Employee #1 as he passed him, verified the employee's position visually before placing the motor grader into reverse. Employee #1 was working with his back toward the approaching motor grader, which did not have a back-up alarm. As the grader operator was backing up, his attention was on a pulver rotary mixer that was coming up from his rear on the left side of the road, across from Employee #1. As a result, the grader operator did not see Employee #1, who became caught under the blade and killed.
Keywords: back-up alarm, grader, work rules, caught by, construction, blade, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100355593 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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