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Accident: 200996965 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Cement Truck Hopper

Accident: 200996965 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/07/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31184717207/08/20083273Shelby Gravel Inc. D/B/A Shelby Materials
Employee #1, a truck driver, was removing dried concrete from the inside of the drum of his mixer truck with a chipping hammer. Employee #1 had entered the mixer drum by raising the hopper, located above the cab, and climbing from the catwalk, also above the cab, through the opening into the drum. While Employee #1 worked, the hopper came down under power (120-psi air cylinder), striking and killing him. Employee #1 was found laying across the opening into the mixer drum, his legs sticking out from the opening, with the hopper resting on his abdomen.
Keywords: concrete truck, crushed, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311847172 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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