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Accident: 201124559 - Backing Truck Injures Employee

Accident: 201124559 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 08/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083992508/18/20031542Desilva Gates
Employee #1 was part of the crew setting up traffic controls to cone-off the area of the streets that were being repaved. Unknown to Employee #1, an oil-spray truck commenced spraying liquid asphalt emulsions even before his crew completed the traffic closures. As Employee #1 was getting a traffic sign on his truck, he heard the warning beeps of the spray truck but did not bother to move away because he did not think the driver of the truck will back right up to him. Employee #1 assumed the driver knew that his truck was in his path. Employee #1 was pinned between the two trucks and was seriously injured. The oil truck driver reported that he did not see Employee #1 or his truck even though the beacon lights of the truck were on. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: back-up alarm, pinned, traffic control, truck, backing up, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300839925 Hospitalized injury Other Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Other

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