Fatal Accident Report - Fall of Person Accident - Indiana - Construction Sand and Gravel
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Heavy Equipment

On November 17, 2014, a 63-year-old truck driver missed the last step while climbing down the ladder of his haul truck. He hit the tire of the haul truck and then slid down the tire and hit his head on the concrete. Several hours later, he complained of not feeling well, and was subsequently found unresponsive behind the steering wheel of his truck. He was transported to a hospital, where he died on November 27, 2014. The death certificate and autopsy report both indicated that the manner of death was accidental.

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