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Accident: 200625267 - Employee Falls From Pick Up Truck, Suffers Concussion, Dies

Accident: 200625267 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 04/30/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31311723605/04/20091542American Constructors Inc
At approximately 6:40 a.m. on April 30, 2009, Employee #1 and a coworker loaded tools and equipment into the bed of a pickup truck. The employees then sat on the tailgate of the pickup truck as the superintendent sat in the driver's seat with his foot on the brake pedal getting ready to drive the employees to the job site. As the superintendent turned around to start driving, his foot slipped off of the brake pedal and hit the gas pedal. The truck lunged forward, causing Employee #1 to fall off of the tailgate and hit his head on the asphalt. Employee #1 sustained a concussion and was transported to the hospital where he died at approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 2, 2009.
Keywords: head, brake, slip, struck against, construction, fall, concussion, pickup truck, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313117236 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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