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Accident: 202288353 - Employee Crushed And Killed By A Concrete Truck

Accident: 202288353 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 11/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10921030211/13/19981741E J Concrete Company
Employee #1, the owner of E.J. Concrete Company, was directing a concrete truck backing up into the residential property under construction, during footer and slab pouring operations. Employee #1 was spotting for the driver and stood next to the truck by a water faucet making sure it was not run over by the truck. While the concrete truck was backing into the property, it came over the top of a septic tank, causing the top of the tank to collapse. In the collision with the tank, the truck tipped at its side and crushed and killed Employee #1.
Keywords: concrete truck, construction, crushed, truck, tank, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109210302 Fatality Fracture Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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