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Accident: 170010136 - Employees Crushed To Death By Trailer

Accident: 170010136 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 07/14/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30466389107/16/20011611City Transfer Inc
At approximately 3:50 a.m. on July 14, 2001, an employee was driving a 1998 Mack tractor, model RD 6-885 and two 1998 Ranco Belly dump trailers loaded with dirt. The employee was traveling southbound on Interstate 405 when the vehicle he was driving veered off the roadway and up a 22-foot-6-inch-high retaining wall, striking the underside of an overpass. The vehicle rolled off the wall back onto Interstate 405 the cab landing upside down with the two trailers on their sides. The employee later died from injuries sustained in crash.
Keywords: wall, dump truck, tractor, retaining wall, trailer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304663891 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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