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Accident: 201280880 - Employee Killed In Jump From Truck Bed

Accident: 201280880 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 07/17/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30338076007/17/20001761Roof Management, Inc.
Employee #1 and his foreman were at a school building site, transporting three 4 by 8 sheets of plywood on the back of a pickup truck from the front of the building to the rear. The foreman was driving and Employee #1 was in the bed of the truck, holding the plywood upright on the tailgate and leaning it against the ladder rack. While they were moving, the plywood shifted and started to fall off the truck. Employee #1 jumped off the side of the tailgate on the driver's side to avoid being struck by the plywood. He landed on the pavement, fell forward, and then rolled over, striking the back of his head. Employee #1 died while being transported to the hospital.
Keywords: head, tailgate, unsecured, work rules, load shift, struck against, construction, riding on equipment, fall, pickup truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303380760 Fatality Concussion Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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