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Accident: 200171221 - Highway Repair Worker Is Killed In Truck Back-Over

Accident: 200171221 -- Report ID: 0257260 -- Event Date: 03/09/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31751303403/10/20141611R Betances Construction Llc
At approximately 8:50 p.m. on March 9, 2014, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction contractor, were working on Highway PR 22 Km 22.4. They were engaged in a concrete pavement removal and repavement project. Employee #1 was working on repavement when Coworker #1, his foreman, instructed him to change tasks and relocate to control private vehicular traffic. As Employee #1 proceeded to his new work location, Coworker #2, a truck driver, was backing up. Employee #1 moved behind the truck. Coworker #2 did not see Employee #1 behind the truck, and Coworker #2 continued to back up the truck. The truck struck and rolled over Employee #1. Coworker #2 did not realize he had struck Employee #1 until he saw the body on the pavement. Employee #1 was killed. This highway work zone fatality was investigated by Puerto Rico OSHA.
Keywords: highway, installing, construction, traffic control, crushed, struck by, concrete, backing up, poor visibility, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317513034 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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