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Accident: 200810943 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Backing Truck

Accident: 200810943 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 06/27/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30411508206/28/20011611Lewis Construction Co., Inc.
On June 27, 2001, Employee #1, who worked for a paving contractor, was standing between two dump trucks. He was facing one truck, which was backing up to a paving machine. He had his back turned to the truck behind him, which was also backing up. It struck him knocked him to the ground, and the rear wheels then ran over his head. Employee #1 was killed. He was standing directly behind the truck and out of the view of the driver. Both trucks had functioning, audible back-up alarms, and the two alarms going at the same time may have contributed to the accident.
Keywords: back-up alarm, head, work rules, obstructed rear view, construction, dump truck, noise, run over, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304115082 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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