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Accident: 64269.015 - Employee Is Run Over And Killed While Acting As Spotter

Accident: 64269.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 07/03/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
983934.01507/03/2014Holt'S Heavy Hauling, Inc.
At 9:15 a.m. on July 3, 2014, an employee was working as a driver for a firm eng aged in long-distance specialized freight trucking. He and another driver, a cow orker, were standing outside their heavy hauling trucks. They were inspecting th e area to see if the coworker could clear a load of steel pipe that was lying ne xt to an area where the trailer needed to travel. The employee was standing nea r the left rear axle when he motioned the coworker to pull forward. The employe e was acting as a spotter. The employee motioned to the coworker to pull forward . The coworker pulled his trailer forward not knowing that the spotter was not far away enough from the tires. As the coworker pulled forward, the tires of hi s truck's trailer ran over the employee. The employee sustained multiple blunt f orce injuries and traumatic asphyxiation. He was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, clearance, run over, struck by, tire, trailer truck, truck, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 983934.015 30 M Fatality Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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