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Accident: 14413793 - Employee Dies, One Hurt When Run Over By Truck While Napping

Accident: 14413793 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 11/10/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10771422211/22/19941382Lockhart Geophysical Company
Employees #1 and #2 were working on a geophysical exploration crew that was testing for unexcavated oil in the formation in a farmer's field. Employees #1 and #2 had run out of cable to lay and were waiting for the truck to return with more. They decided to lie down in the 3 to 4 foot tall grass and rest. They fell asleep and did not hear the truck coming through the field. The truck ran over Employee #1's head and Employee #2's arm. Employee #1 was dead when the ambulance arrived; Employee #2 sustained a broken arm and was treated and released.
Keywords: fell asleep, fracture, head, obstructed view, work rules, truck, arm, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107714222 Non Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, surveyor
2 107714222 Fatality Other Helpers, surveyor

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