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Accident: 603134 - Employee Killed When He Falls From Tailgate Of Pickup Truck

Accident: 603134 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 08/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1830702508/12/19911611Southwest Pavings, Inc.
A company had completed asphalt road resurfacing and was applying gravel to the highway's shoulder to even the surface. The eastbound lane of a two-lane highway was blocked. The company was warning the public of the lane closure per ANSI D.6 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways. A two-man crew, consisting of a pickup truck driver and a laborer, was moving highway warning signs. The metal sign was placed in the cargo area of the pickup truck and Employee #1 sat on the tailgate while the truck drove to a new location. The driver looked back and saw the employee and sign lying on the pavement. The employee suffered head trauma: intra-cranial hemorrhaging, and died. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Keywords: head, highway, unsecured, hemorrhage, construction, riding on equipment, fall, pickup truck, highway shoulder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18307025 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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