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Accident: 201858495 - Driver Is Killed When Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 201858495 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 06/06/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30898054906/07/20051629Max Warman Trucking Llc
On June 6, 2005, Employee #1, a dump truck driver, was delivering a load of asphalt to a highway repair site. He stopped to help the operator of a second dump truck that had broken down on the highway. They were both lying on the ground under the rear of the inoperable dump truck trying to fix an air line or brake line. When the truck's gate partially opened, hot asphalt was dumped on Employee #1's torso and legs, killing him. The other driver was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of burns.
Keywords: burn, highway, repair, brake, driver, equipment failure, dump truck, hot asphalt, air line, dump truck bed
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308980549 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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