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Accident: 658278 - Employee Killed When Struck By Backing Tractor Trailer

Accident: 658278 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 07/22/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10278890807/22/19981611Costello Industries, Inc.
Employee #1, a groundsman for a road milling machine, was walking toward the milling machine, which was in position to start another cut in the road. At the same time, a 14-wheel dump truck and a tractor trailer were backing up to the milling machine. Employee #1 walked across the path of the tractor truck and was struck by the right rear wheels of the dump trailer. He was killed. The tractor trailer did not have a back-up alarm, and there was no observers to signal the drivers that it was safe to operate their vehicles in reverse.
Keywords: back-up alarm, signalman, obstructed view, work rules, construction, trailer truck, truck, struck by, tractor trailer, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 102788908 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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