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Accident: 14482715 - Employee Killed, Another Injured In Runaway Truck Accident

Accident: 14482715 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 12/13/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11623410512/15/19941623Carl Smith, Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were driving on an abandoned strip mine access road in a flatbed truck loaded with bales of hay/straw when the truck lost its brakes. Employee #2, the driver, was unable to control the runaway truck. He told Employee #1, the passenger, to jump from the vehicle at the same time as he (Employee #2) did. Employee #1 failed to jump from the vehicle as it rolled 120 ft into a ravine, and was thrown from the truck as it rolled over. Employee #1 was found under the cab of the truck, crushed to death. Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: ejected, brake, roll-over, work rules, construction, equipment failure, steep grade, crushed, flatbed truck, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116234105 Fatality Other Construction laborers
2 116234105 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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