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Accident: 81966.015 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Dump Trucks

Accident: 81966.015 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 10/01/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1114817.01510/02/2015161191729 - Rochester Asphalt Inc
At 11:00 a.m. on October 1, 2015, an employee was killed as a result of being cr ushed between two dump trucks. After having his truck loaded with asphalt, the e mployee drove approximately 200 yards away from the loading area when he noticed that his tailgate was not shut all the way. He unsuccessfully tried clearing l oose material from the tailgate to shut the latch. The employee asked a coworker to use his truck to force the tailgate shut. The coworker began backing his tru ck towards the tailgate of the employee's truck at a 45 degree angle while the e mployee was using hand signals. The driver felt the trucks touch, and when he l ooked in the rear view mirror he saw the employee fall to the side. The employe e was killed as a result of being crushed.
Keywords: caught between, crushed, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1114817.015 28 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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