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County highway department worker crushed when dump trailer and truck tipped over.

Authors
Missouri Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 95MO057, 1995 Dec; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20026247
Abstract
On June 6, 1995, a 47-year-old county highway department worker was crushed when the dump trailer and truck he was directing tipped over onto him. The victim was part of a five-man crew installing a culvert drain across a county road. As the trailer began to dump the load of fill around the culvert drain pipe, the fill dirt on the right side remained in the bed while the fill on the left side began sliding out. This caused the trailer to be unstable and it started to tip over. The victim, who was standing at the rear of the trailer, may have seen what was happening and ran towards the truck cab along side the trailer bed. The truck, to which the trailer was connected, tipped over with the trailer, pinning the victim underneath the truck. Emergency personnel were called to the scene and extricated the victim. Shortly after the victim was freed from underneath the truck, the victim began hemorrhaging internally and died at the scene. The MO FACE Investigator concluded that in order to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. require employees to immediately alert the operator when loaded material in a dump trailer or truck becomes lodged within the dump bed during dumping operations; 2. develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive safety and health plan that includes, but is not limited to, the hazards associated with operation of heavy equipment.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Trucking; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Region-7; Motor-vehicles; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
19951227
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-110211
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95MO057; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-707084
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO; WV
Performing Organization
Missouri Department of Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division