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Accident: 201067279 - Flagmen Is Killed When Run Over By Concrete Truck

Accident: 201067279 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/31/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587912201/31/20041771J.T. Wimsatt Contracting Co
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on January 31, 2004, Employee #1, a flagger with J.T. Wimsatt Contracting Company, Inc., was one of three traffic control flagmen (the other two were supervisors) directing concrete trucks unloading at a condominium project. The two-lane, two-way public street had been converted into a one-way closed construction zone for this Saturday pour job. Employee #1 was positioned in front of an underground parking garage to provide access to and from the parking garage for residents of the condominium directly above. A supervisor directed a concrete truck to move forward, unaware that Employee #1 had moved directly in front of it. The concrete truck pulled forward, ran over Employee #1, and killed him. The fully-loaded concrete truck (owned by Vulcan) was a Kenworth W900 t (CA license plate number 7378118, Vulcan truck number 51319) that weighed approximately 19 tons.
Keywords: fracture, concrete truck, construction, flagman, traffic control, laceration, run over, communication, concrete, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 10 100 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125879122 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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