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Accident: 74903.015 - Employee Is Caught Between Rolling Vehicles

Accident: 74903.015 -- Report ID: 1032100 -- Event Date: 03/13/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1046466.01503/13/2015Sea Star Stevedore Company
At 9:11 a.m. on March 13, 2015 an employee was spotting/signaling two Stryker military vehicle into a position for securing a railroad rolling stock. One Stryker military vehicle was stationary and the other vehicle was moving at a low speed. The employee was signaling with the use of illuminated batons and the vehicle proceeded on railroad rolling stock (flat). The employee provided signals to the driver to stop vehicles at the appropriate point on the flat so that the vehicle could be lashed and secured for transport. A coworker (driver) stated brakes were initiated on the vehicle and the vehicle did not respond to foot pedal pressure. The vehicle continued to advance forward and the employee turned to his left and proceeded to the edge of the flat. Other coworkers were yelling at the employee to not advance and they did not know why he moved in the direction he did. The vehicle continued to proceed and the employee ducked to disembark on the flat. The employee's head was approximately 48 inches above the deck of the flat. This height was the same height at the longest point on the vehicle. This point impacted the employee's head which in turn impacted the vehicle that was secured and lashed directly behind (and now to employee's left). The point of impact on the secured vehicle was on the right rear tail lamp assembly. The employee sustained skull fractures resulting in his immediate death.
Keywords: caught in, motor vehicle, struck by, brake, flagger, longshoring, vehicle, crushing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1046466.015 64 M Fatality Fracture Stevedores

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