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Inspection: 111555298 - Benton County Fire Dist 1

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 5

Nr: 111555298Report ID: 1055350Open Date: 07/05/1992

Benton County Fire Dist 1
Jump Of Joe Butte
Kennewick, WA 99336
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
Mailing: 100 N Fruitland Suite D, Kennewick, WA 99336

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/10/1992
Close Case:08/10/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170241962Event: 07/04/1992Employee Crushed To Death By Rolling Truck
On July 4, 1992, Brush 112, a 125 ton Chevrolet truck, was backing up Grass 132, which was doing a backburn down a power line road, a dirt road that has a very steep grade of 18 to 25 degrees. At approximately 11:31 p.m., Brush 112's engine died, causing the truck, which had an automatic transmission, to go into neutral. The truck rolled out of control down the hill. Employee #1, who was manning the water nozzle on the back of Brush 112, was crushed and killed when the truck rolled.
Keywords: firefighter, engine, steep grade, crushed, truck, lost control, backing up
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111555298 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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