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Accident: 200102358 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Backing Truck

Accident: 200102358 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 07/24/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31021954807/25/20061611Kenmore Construction Co. Inc.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on July 24, 2006, Employee #1 was performing flagging duties at a designated work zone on a road construction site on I-480. The work zone was approximately 26 ft wide and a quarter of a mile long. It was protected by Jersey barriers on both sides. Orange barrels were positioned at the east end of the zone which was tapered where the trucks entered and exited the site. Employee #1 was standing adjacent to a Jersey barrier located at the entry of the work zone. She was wearing a high visibility safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses. She was using a flag to alert oncoming traffic and was killed when she was struck and run over by a dump truck backing into the work zone.
Keywords: back-up alarm, highway, flagman, dump truck, struck by, reflective vest, run over, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310219548 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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