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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201623295 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Loader

Accident: 201623295 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 09/27/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31593207909/29/20111794Russell Shaping & Excavating Inc
At approximately 12:55 p.m. on September 27, 2011, Employee #1 was transporting a front end loader on a tilt trailer that was hitched to a 10-yard dump truck. He lost control at a switchback with a 15 percent grade. When he attempted to back the truck and trailer onto a flat area, the combination slid off the edge of the road. Employee #1 and a coworker considered it safe to unload the loader from the trailer to get the truck back on the road. Employee #1 climbed onto the left side of the loader, which was tilted slightly downhill. When he opened the cab door, it swung towards him and knocked him over. Employee #1's head struck the trailer, and he was killed.
Keywords: head, truck, dump truck, fall, loader, concussion, trailer, lost control, slope, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315932079 Fatality Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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