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Accident: 170384762 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Truck Backing Up

Accident: 170384762 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/04/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30971985408/07/20061622Ellas Construction Co. Inc.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 4, 2006, Employee #1 was working for a construction company. He was walking behind a Peterbilt tractor that was pulling a Hilbilt trailer, to get a striker for a cutting torch that he was going to use. He was behind the trailer when, for some reason, he stopped walking and stood there. The truck began to back up and struck him, knocking him over and then running over him with its dual wheels. There was no back-up alarm on the truck. Employee #1 was killed. The exact nature of his injuries is not specified.
Keywords: back-up alarm, obstructed rear view, construction, tractor, trailer, run over, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309719854 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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