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Accident: 170340814 - Employee Struck And Killed By Backing Dump Truck

Accident: 170340814 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 11/11/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12202253611/11/19943312Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Structural Products D
Employee #1 was walking from a passageway onto a dirt track area. A dump truck (25 ton capacity) had just started to back up, going south. Employee #1 tried to avoid the backing truck but it struck him and ran him over, killing him. Three factors may have contributed to this accident. Employee #1 was wearing safety glasses with side shields that may have affected his peripheral vision. The area was extremely noisy and Employee #1 may not have heard the weak back-up alarm, which was not operating at design specifications. In addition, the back-up or white reverse light on the truck was missing.
Keywords: back-up alarm, inadequate maint, obstructed view, work rules, dump truck, struck by, run over, backing up, warning sign
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122022536 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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