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Inspection: 2523488 - Alaska, State Of Dot

Inspection Information - Office: Alaska

Nr: 2523488Report ID: 1050210Open Date: 06/19/1987

Alaska, State Of Dot
Mile Post 1304 Alaska Highway
Tok, AK 99780
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
Mailing: Box 3569980, Tok, AK 99780

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:StateGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/19/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/17/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360733539    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14548382Event: 06/18/1987Employee Killed When Crushed Between Dump Truck And Roller
Employee #1 and coworkers, members of a Department of Transportation crew, were working by a highway river bridge where a dump truck, with its bed partially raised, was waiting to unload. Employee #1 moved the roller he was operating close behind the dump truck, dismounted, and stepped between the roller and the truck. The truck driver was unaware of the roller's position because it was out of view of his side mirrors. He backed up, felt a bump, and pulled forward. Upon investigation, the truck driver found Employee #1 crushed between the roller and the dump truck. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: back-up alarm, roller--const equip, obstructed view, work rules, construction, caught between, crushed, dump truck, backing up, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2523488 Fatality Other Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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