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Accident: 14478200 - Employee Buried By Dump Truck Load Of Dirt; Suffocated

Accident: 14478200 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 03/06/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10139917803/11/19871541H. J. Sockbeson Builders, Inc.
EMPLOYEE # 1 WAS BUSY BUILDING A WOODEN FORM IN A 6 FOOT DEEP EXCAVATION. AN UNTRAINED, UNLICENSED EMPLOYEE WAS BACKING A DUMP TRUCK TOWARD A BACKHOE NEAR THE EXCAVATION. THE EMPLOYEE BACKED THE TRUCK INTO THE EXCAVATION AND CAUSED THE LOAD OF DIRT TO BE DUMPED ONTO EMPLOYEE #1, COVERING AND SUFFOCATING HIM.
Keywords: suffocated, construction, inexperience, truck, dump truck, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101399178 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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