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Accident: 737205 - Construction Employee Killed When Truck Backed Over Him

Accident: 737205 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 09/01/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
276573309/02/19871611Ky Transportation Cabinet, Highways
A HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE CREW WAS IN THE PROCESS OF REPAIRING A ROADWAY. THE CREW WAS USING A PAVER, ROLLER, OIL DISTRIBUTOR, AND 3 DUMP TRUCKS. THE EQUIPMENT WAS PARKED ALONG THE SHOULDER OF THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF US RTE 25E AS WORK BEGAN. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS STANDING BEHIND THE DUMP TRUCK (LICENSE KY. GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL #KT5-402), BEGAN TO WALK AWAY FROM IT. AT THIS TIME THE DUMP TRUCK BEGAN BACKING UP TOWARD THE PAVING MACHINE. THE TRUCK DRIVER DID NOT SEE EMPLOYEE #1 IN HIS REAR VIEW MIRRORS. THE TRUCK'S BACK-UP ALARM WAS NOT OPERABLE. THE VEHICLE TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY 17 FEET AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1. EMPLOYEE #1 TURNED, THEN FELL UNDER THE TRUCK'S REAR WHEELS. HE RECEIVED MASSIVE INJURIES TO HIS CHEST AND ABDOMEN AND DIED ABOUT 3 MINUTES LATER.
Keywords: back-up alarm, chest, highway, maintenance, abdomen, construction, dump truck, struck by, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2765733 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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