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Accident: 14495758 - Construction Worker Killed When Compactor Rolled Over Him

Accident: 14495758 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 05/28/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10363712006/03/19861611Stringfellow & Sons, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1, THE OPERATOR OF A PNEUMATIC STREET COMPACTOR, WAS ATTEMPTING TO BACK DOWN A 6 TO 7% GRADE WHEN HE TRIED TO GEAR DOWN. HE LOST POWER AND THEN WAS UNABLE TO GET THE VEHICLE INTO ANY GEAR. AS HE BEGAN TO GAIN SPEED DOWN THE HILL HE TOLD EMPLOYEE #2 TO JUMP OFF THE VEHICLE. EMPLOYEE #2 DID JUMP AND RECEIVED ONLY MINOR INJURIES. EMPLOYEE #1 RODE THE VEHICLE DOWN THE HILL, TURNED THE WHEELS AND LOST CONTROL, TIPPING THE VEHICLE OVER. WHEN THE COMPACTOR TIPPED OVER IT THREW THE OPERATOR OFF AND ROLLED OVER HIM. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Keywords: roll-over, construction, steep grade, crushed, lost control, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103637120 Fatality Other Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators
2 103637120 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers

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