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Accident: 201146297 - Truck Driver Killed When Crushed By Drain Pipe

Accident: 201146297 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/14/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12591581910/14/20044213Marvin Trucking
On October 14, 2004, Employee #1, and independent truck driver, and a heavy equipment operator were unloading six drain pipes from the flatbed of Employee #1's truck. The flatbed of the truck was loaded with two front-end and rear sections, consisting of three drain pipes each, weighing approximately 6,000 lbs. Each drain pipe weighed 2,000 lbs. In preparation for the offloading of the drain pipes, he began to release the tie-down straps. As the employee released the last strap that secured the rear section of the drain pipes on the passenger side of the truck, the top drain pipe fell. The equipment operator, who was securing the driver side drain pipes with the front bucket of a skip loader truck, witnessed the pipe fall and went to Employee #1's aid. Employee #1 was pinned underneath the fallen drain pipe. Emergency services were contacted and upon arriving on site pronounced Employee #1 dead.
Keywords: loading, drain pipe, pinned, tie wire, crushed, pipe, falling object, flatbed truck, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125915819 Occupation not reported

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