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Accident: 170241962 - Employee Crushed To Death By Rolling Truck

Accident: 170241962 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 07/04/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11155529807/05/19929224Benton County Fire Dist 1
On July 4, 1992, Brush 112, a 125 ton Chevrolet truck, was backing up Grass 132, which was doing a backburn down a power line road, a dirt road that has a very steep grade of 18 to 25 degrees. At approximately 11:31 p.m., Brush 112's engine died, causing the truck, which had an automatic transmission, to go into neutral. The truck rolled out of control down the hill. Employee #1, who was manning the water nozzle on the back of Brush 112, was crushed and killed when the truck rolled.
Keywords: firefighter, engine, steep grade, crushed, truck, lost control, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111555298 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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