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Accident: 200781110 - Employee Killed When Struck By Rolling Dump Truck

Accident: 200781110 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 03/15/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30055956403/20/20006531Grove Hill Memorial Park
On March 15, 2000, Employee #1 and a coworker were preparing to move a one-ton dump truck that was backed up over a curb on a small hill, with its engine off and the parking brake set. Both workers were in the cab and set to go when the driver had trouble finding the release for the parking brake. Employee #1, who was the regular operator for the vehicle, stepped out of the cab at the same time as the driver. He was walking around to the front truck when the coworker, who was standing next to the open driver's side door, found the release button under the dashboard and pushed it. The truck immediately rolled forward and the right front passenger's wheel struck Employee #1, crushing his chest. The truck had been scheduled for repair work on the parking brake release and the clutch, but it had not been taken out of service because of the high work load at the cemetery. Employee #1 and the coworker had been instructed by their supervisor to continue using the truck until there was adequate down time for repairs.
Keywords: chest, vehicle in gear, brake, work rules, dump truck, struck by, unmanned, communication, mech malfunction, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300559564 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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