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Accident: 200920072 - Employee Killed When Struck By Backing Dump Truck

Accident: 200920072 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 05/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12547111005/21/19981611General Excavation Inc.
Employee #1 was walking in the middle of a two-lane roadway under construction while a coworker was operating an off-road dump truck, compacting the soil. The truck was backing up when he was struck by its right rear tires. Employee #1 was killed. The driver did not see him and the truck's reverse signal alarm was not working at the time of the accident.
Keywords: back-up alarm, highway, signalman, construction, earthmoving equip, truck, dump truck, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125471110 Fatality Fracture Operating engineers FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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