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Accident: 970442 - Employee Hospitalized After Truck Rolls Down Embankment

Accident: 970442 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 06/05/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10562827506/05/19891611Ww Clyde & Co
At 7:00 a.m. on June 5, 1989, Employee #1 was hauling and dumping topsoil over the edge of a road under construction. At 1:00 p.m., Employee #1, with a 60 ton load of topsoil, went to the dumping area but backed up too far back to the edge of the road. The truck went over the edge of the road and rolled 60 ft to the bottom of the slope. Employee #1 remained in the cab of the truck all the way down and was later hospitalized. Employee #1 was not wearing a seat belt. A berm or stop blocks at the edge of the road or a spotter at the dumping area were not provided.
Keywords: blocks, construction, seat belt, dump truck, lost control, slope, backing up, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105628275 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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