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Accident: 201342532 - Employee Crushed By Paving Machine

Accident: 201342532 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 06/17/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30502796306/18/20021611Olds Asphalt
An employee was walking a paving machine from one job site to the next, which was around the block. The paving machine moves very slow. The employee put the machine in gear and moved to the front of the machine. He was observed scooping asphalt into the front asphalt hopper. The employee became caught on the front of the machine, fell, and the machine rolled over him. He sustained crushing injuries to his leg, chest and torso and died.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, caught by, construction, torso, crushed, asphalt, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305027963 Fatality Asphyxia Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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