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Accident: 170238208 - Employee Killed By Roller Used In Road Restoration

Accident: 170238208 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 03/18/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11122409303/18/19931623Schenck Communications
Employee #1, who was driving a drum roller as his part in underground utility work and asphalt restoration, had finished his work atop a hill and was driving down the hill on the left side of the road. Employee #1 moved the control, apparently trying to slow the roller. Employee #1 accidentally put the roller in reverse. This caused the drum on the roller to turn in the opposite direction, making the roller quickly turn 180 degrees and throwing Employee #1 from the roller. The roller was then positioned at the edge of the road on a slight incline. The roller tipped over onto Employee #1. Despite efforts to revive him, Employee #1 died from massive trauma to the chest and head. Employee #1 had been trained in the task of operation of a drum roller.
Keywords: chest, ejected, head, uneven ground, roller--const equip, pinned, roll-over, construction, lost control, road paving
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111224093 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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