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Accident: 201570157 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Dump Truck Bed

Accident: 201570157 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 08/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30117719208/27/19971522Joe Martinez Construction Company
Employee #1 had been hired to perform general construction duties for the company. On the day of the accident Employee #1 was working on the hydraulic lift system of 1976 Ford dump truck. Employee #1 was adding a pump to increase the lifting capacity of the dump box. The dump box was elevated into position. While in the up position, the box was not blocked or cribbed to prevent an accidental fall. The dump box fell on Employee #1 crushing his head and neck. The injury resulted in Employee #1's death.
Keywords: construction, hydraulic cylinder, crushed, abrasion, dump truck, hydraulic pump, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301177192 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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