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Inspection: 308770023 - Dickerson & Bowen, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Jackson
Report ID: 0419400
Open Date: 03/15/2006
Dickerson & Bowen, Inc.
3681 Hwy 16,10 Miles East Of Canton, Ms Canton, MS 39046
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: P.O. Box 1008, Brookhaven, MS 39602
L:Workzone, S:Construction Fatalities
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201362571
Truck Backing Up Strikes And Kills Worker
On March 15, 2006, an employee was walking beside an 18-wheel dump truck that was backing-up to an asphalt-milling machine. The employee was in the blind spot of the truck driver and was struck and killed by the truck. The truck had an operable backup alarm that measured 86 to 88 decibels at the back of the trailer, and 82 to 84 decibels ten feet behind the trailer. A Quest QUE-12 sound level meter was used. Another employee stated that he did not hear the backup alarm either and the employee that was struck was counting change (coins) and was inattentive. The truck being driven was a new 2005 model and had combination mirrors installed.
back-up alarm, side view mirror, work rules, truck, walking surface, dump truck, struck by, backing up, inattention
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