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Accident: 201770724 - Employee Killed When Pinned Under Tractor Trailer

Accident: 201770724 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 06/25/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30271062906/25/19991629A. Campo General Contractor
Employee #1 was pinned under a tractor trailer while connecting the trailer to the tractors cab. He had just loaded a Caterpillar backhoe and front end loader onto the trailer. Employee #1 was standing on the left side of the vehicle next to the controls and attempting to connect the trailer brake supply line. The tractor weighed approximately 57,140 pounds and was equipped with only two properly functioning parking brakes. The tractor immediately rolled backwards, running over Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained fatal crushing injuries of the chest and abdomen, amputation of the left leg, and multiple abrasions, contusions and lacerations.
Keywords: chest, abdomen, amputated, front end loader, caught between, crushed, abrasion, tractor trailer, backhoe, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302710629 Fatality Amputation Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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