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Accident: 14466080 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Scraper/Grader

Accident: 14466080 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 08/07/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10106770008/08/19861522Dal-Mac Construction Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10074199008/08/19861794Gill Excavating
Employee #1 was a surveyor shooting grade stakes for motor grading operations being conducted on a construction site. The grader was making scraping passes toward the west and backing toward the east between passes. Approximately 3 minutes before the accident, the grader operator stopped next to Employee #1, who was not in the operating area at the time, and told him he would be finished in a couple more passes. Employee #1 acknowledged that he had heard the operator. The grader made a scraping pass to the west. Employee #1 went out into the prepared area to install a hub. He was kneeling with his back toward the grader when it backed up almost 200 feet and ran over him, killing him instantly. The operator never saw Employee #1; his visibility was restricted because Employee #1 was low to the ground, and close to the rear of the grader. The back-up alarm was working perfectly. Apparently, Employee #1 was so engrossed in his work that he never heard the grader coming.
Keywords: earthmoving equip, backing up, inattention, grader, obstructed rear view, construction, struck by, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101067700 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 100741990 Occupation Not Listed

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