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Accident: 201362571 - Truck Backing Up Strikes And Kills Worker

Accident: 201362571 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 03/15/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30877002303/15/20061611Dickerson & Bowen, Inc.
On March 15, 2006, an employee was walking beside an 18-wheel dump truck that was backing-up to an asphalt-milling machine. The employee was in the blind spot of the truck driver and was struck and killed by the truck. The truck had an operable backup alarm that measured 86 to 88 decibels at the back of the trailer, and 82 to 84 decibels ten feet behind the trailer. A Quest QUE-12 sound level meter was used. Another employee stated that he did not hear the backup alarm either and the employee that was struck was counting change (coins) and was inattentive. The truck being driven was a new 2005 model and had combination mirrors installed.
Keywords: back-up alarm, side view mirror, work rules, truck, walking surface, dump truck, struck by, backing up, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308770023 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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