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Accident: 815480 - Employee Killed When Struck By Utility Truck

Accident: 815480 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 07/23/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10983033107/23/19921623Vespa Construction Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was replacing bricks in a manhole that was located in the center of a new street. The employee's body was half in and half out of the manhole. A utility company employee was working outside the manhole and behind his truck. He had to move his vehicle to a new location closer to where the work was being performed. He walked up to his vehicle from the rear, walked to the driver's side of the truck, and entered the cab. The utility employee started the vehicle, cut his steering wheel to the right, and pulled forward approximately 15 feet. When he felt his truck dip, he backed his vehicle up, got out, and discovered Employee #1 face up in the bottom of the manhole. The utility employee said he could not see the manhole or Employee #1 from the cab of his truck. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: obstructed view, construction, truck, struck by, manhole, communication, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109830331 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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