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Accident: 951129 - Employee Killed When Dump Truck Backs Off Barge

Accident: 951129 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 12/11/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12663841012/12/19961623Crowder Construction Company
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on December 11, 1996, Employee #1 backed a dump truck onto a 20 ft long barge so that a crane could load the truck with material being dredged from the bottom of Lake Gaston. At approximately 11:45 a.m., the dump truck had been loaded and the crane operator blew his crane horn to inform the employee to leave the barge. Employee #1 had his truck in reverse gear, and instead of moving forward, he started backing up. He backed off the west end of the barge and drowned.
Keywords: barge, vehicle in gear, work rules, construction, started in gear, drown, backing up, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126638410 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Dredging
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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