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Accident: 29695.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Dump Truck Tailgate, Suffers H

Accident: 29695.015 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/24/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
655898.01509/25/2012Galasso Materials, Llc
At approximately 4:05 p.m. on September 24, 2012, Employee #1 was cleaning the tailgate of a dump truck. The tailgate was propped open with a wooden stake. As he cleaned the tailgate, the wooden stake broke, which caused the tailgate to fall. The tailgate struck him on his head, caused a severe laceration and blunt force head trauma. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: caught in, material handling, falling object, struck by, crushing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 655898.015 57 M Fatality Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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