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Accident: 300555109 - Employee Struck By Truck And Killed

Accident: 300555109 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/18/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30055510907/20/19981611Buster Paving
On July 18, 1998, Employee #1 was walking across the road from the paving machine to a skid-steer loader which was parked on the side of the road. A truck rig, which had just finished dumping it's load in the hopper of the paving machine went up the and turned around, heading back to the stockpile of material. The truck driver observed Employee #1 crossing the road while looking back to his left. The truck driver thought Employee #1 might not know that the truck was near and sounded his horn. When the truck driver sounded his horn, Employee #1 was killed when jumped to his right, and directly into the path of an oncoming truck. The truck which struck Employee #1 was hauling asphalt paving material.
Keywords: construction, struck by, tractor, trailer, walking backward, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300555109 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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