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Accident: 201036233 - Accident Causes Truck To Plunge In Water

Accident: 201036233 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 10/05/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30547724210/05/20045159Maruhide Marine Products Inc
At approximately 4:25 p.m. On October 5, 2004, Employees #1 and #2 had finished loading about 300 lbs of sea urchins onto a 1980 Ford 2T pick up truck equipped with a 5000-lb crane used for loading of the merchandise. Both employees worked for a sea urchin processing plant for export; Employee #1 was driving the truck and Employee #2 was a helper. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 parked the vehicle on the eastbound lane on a city street next to the bull rail of the harbor but was facing westbound to facilitate crane operation. As Employee #1 started driving forward, he failed to notice a 16-inch high metal box bolted on the street that had once served as a base for a street crane. The left front wheel of the vehicle and went over the metal box and caused the vehicle to veer to the left, ride the bull rail for a few feet and then finally plunge into the water. Employee #2 was able to jump out of the truck before it went overboard. Employee #1 was removed out of the water by the fire department and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: loading, truck, crane, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305477242 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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