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Accident: 14393581 - Employee Killed When Struck By Backing Truck

Accident: 14393581 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/04/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10342672208/07/19871623Sunland Construction, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10161516908/07/19871389I. E. Miller Of Eunice Inc.
Employee #1, a laborer for Sunland Construction Co., Inc., had been told to attach a hitch line to a bunkhouse so that it could be unloaded from a truck. As the driver backed the truck up he felt a jolt, stopped, and pulled forward. He then ran to the rear of his truck, where he saw Employee #1 lying on the ground between his and another truck. A coworker had proceeded to the back of the other truck, where he also saw Employee #1 on the ground. Neither truck had a back-up alarm. Both were owned by Sunland Enterprises, Eunice, CA.
Keywords: back-up alarm, work rules, backing up, construction, truck, struck by, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103426722 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 101615169 Occupation Not Listed

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