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Accident: 200920593 - Employee Killed When Backed Over By Dump Truck

Accident: 200920593 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 01/29/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30309299301/29/20021611Apac Virginia Inc.
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on January 29, 2002, Employee #1 was walking alongside a John Deere 570A road grader to remove centerline reflectors in preparation for road resurfacing. He was struck by a 1993 Kenworth W900B dump truck that was backing up to unload asphalt. The dump truck's back up alarm was working; however, Employee #1 could not hear it due to the noise from the grader's engine. The dump truck dragged him approximately 15 feet backward. When the dump truck driver heard someone yell, he stopped, and then drove the truck forward approximately 22 feet. Employee #1 died of multiple traumatic injuries.
Keywords: back-up alarm, grader, road grader, dragged, dump truck, noise, asphalt, backing up, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303092993 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Bituminous concrete placement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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