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Accident: 891820 - Employee Killed When Caught In Rear Wheels Of Dump Truck

Accident: 891820 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/27/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10438262710/27/19891611The Hardaway Company
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on October 27, 1989, Employee #1 was working in the median area of a highway under construction. The median is divided from the traffic lanes by "jersey" barriers. The area under construction was being prepared for a layer of asphalt. Employee #1 was operating a two-roller self-propelled tamper in an unpaved section of the median adjacent to a section used for trucks to back-up on. Both the paved and unpaved sections were approximately 9 ft wide. As the victim was tamping east along the line where the paved and unpaved sections met, a truck was also backing up heading east. Somehow during the process Employee #1 dismounted the tamper and got between it and the truck. Employee #1 was caught in the duel rear wheels of the truck resulting in his death. A reverse signal alarm was not installed on the truck and a signalman was not present. The operator of the truck did not have a valid operators' license.
Keywords: back-up alarm, wheel, signalman, caught by, dump truck, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104382627 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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