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Accident: 766188 - Employee Dies When He Jumps From Moving Vehicle

Accident: 766188 -- Report ID: 0931400 -- Event Date: 12/12/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10123973912/21/19871629Pitts Brothers Construction
Employee #1, the driver of a truck, and a coworker, a passenger, were transporting a tank truck full of water down a hill. When Employee #1 tried to slow the truck down, the truck's brakes, emergency brakes, and downshifting mechanism failed. The two employees jumped from the moving truck. Employee #1 died of a head injury he sustained when his head struck the pavement. The coworker sustained minor injuries.
Keywords: tank truck, head, brake, struck against, construction, equipment failure, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101239739 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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