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Accident: 14401160 - Employee Killed When Crushed Against Paving Machine

Accident: 14401160 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 10/23/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12217586210/28/19971611M. Hanna
Employee #1, age 20, was on the ground, working in front of a motorized road sweeper and behind a paving machine. The paving machine driver stopped the machine to get off and assist the ground workers. The sweeper driver did not shut off his engine and, as he dismounted, his foot struck the forward motion foot pedal. The machine lurched forward and crushed Employee #1 against the paving machine. He was killed.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, work rules, foot control, construction, crushed, struck by, unmanned, sweeper
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122175862 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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