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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300790920 - Palomar Transit Mix

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 300790920Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 07/26/2002

Palomar Transit Mix
849 Washington St
Escondido, CA 92025
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5032/Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Materials

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/09/2002
Close Case:12/16/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201065455Event: 07/25/2002Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Concrete Chute
At approximately 6:21 a.m. on July 25, 2002, Employee #1, a concrete truck driver for Palomar Transit Mix, was operating a 1987 Peterbuilt concrete truck, type 32Y, VIN #1XPALA9X1HN215448. He was apparently controlling the tag axle at the back of the truck, which operates the swing chutes through which the concrete is off-loaded from the mixer. For some reason, the hydraulic ram that controlled the tag axle failed and the tag axle fell, striking Employee #1. He was hospitalized at Palomar Hospital a fractured pelvis, several fractured ribs and vertebrae, and a collapsed lung.
Keywords: hydraulic ram, fracture, lung, concrete truck, equipment failure, pelvis, struck by, vertebra, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300790920 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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