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Accident: 596072 - Employee Killed In Fall From Truck Trailer

Accident: 596072 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 09/06/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10621549409/07/19951611Sheets Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on September 6, 1995, Employee #1 and two coworkers were riding on the back of a tractor trailer, sitting on the edge of the flatbed. The truck was moving between 15 to 30 mph while the employees unloaded pieces of guardrail at different locations along the shoulder of the northbound lane of I-75. Employee #1 was holding onto one end of a piece of guardrail when the other end fell off the truck and became embedded into the ground. Because the truck was still moving, it forced the end of the guardrail Employee #1 was holding into his chest and simultaneously ejected him into the center lane of I-75. Employee #1 was killed instantly. The employer did not have an adequate safety or training program.
Keywords: chest, ejected, guardrail, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, off loading, struck by, flatbed truck, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106215494 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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