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Accident: 171125339 - Employee Killed When Head Crushed Between Two Trailer Frames

Accident: 171125339 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 10/25/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11538663311/01/19991611Mountain View Excavating Inc
Employee #1 was delivering a double load of fill dirt to a job site. After dumping the first load, he attached the truck to a transfer trailer and started to transfer the rear container into the front container. For some reason, Employee #1 looked into the main box while the transfer process was underway and his head was crushed between the two frames as they were coming together. He was killed instantly.
Keywords: head, work rules, construction, trailer truck, caught between, crushed, dump truck, off loading
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 115386633 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Other

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