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Accident: 202491213 - Utility Worker Suffers Broken When Truck Slides Off Road

Accident: 202491213 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/25/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31453435511/23/20104941Placer County Water Agency
On the morning of October 25, 2010, Employee #1 a 57-yr-old utility worker was driving the company truck during a heavy storm in a remote area. With the roadway thoroughly soaked, the vehicle slid several yards down an embankment. After assessing the situation, the driver decided to winch the vehicle back up the roadway. However, as he reentered the truck, the employee accidently disengaged the emergency brake causing the vehicle to jolt back even further down the slope. As a result, Employee #1, ended up being pinned against the door of the truck and a tree. The impact caused a fractured jaw and hearing loss; he was hospitalized to treat the injuries.
Keywords: embankment, fracture, brake, pinned, truck, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314534355 Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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