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Accident: 14393649 - Employee Killed When Struck By Backing Truck

Accident: 14393649 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 07/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10161718107/28/19871611Barriere Construction Co., Inc.
On July 24, 1984, Employee #1, an asphalt technician for Gulf South Laboratories, Inc., Metairie, LA, on contract to the State of Louisiana, was on the job at Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego, LA. He telephoned his office, then got into his car, proceeded across a fence, and parked the car. As Employee #1 was on the way back to his car, a triaxle dump trunk loaded with asphalt was backing toward a spread machine that was on the road beside the fence. The driver of the truck, which belonged to Barriene Construction Co., stated that he could see Employee #1 through his outside rear view mirror, wiping his face with a cloth. The driver also said that Employee #1 appeared to he staggering. The driver cut his wheels to get over but he struck Employee #1, killing him. At the time of the accident, the weather was hot and humid. Employee #1 had been an inspector since he was hired on March 12, 1979.
Keywords: construction, dump truck, struck by, backing up, high temperature, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101617181 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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