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Accident: 131200.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Drive Shaft, Later Dies

Accident: 131200.015 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 09/24/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1503132.01511/17/20207538146821 - Davis Truck Repair, Inc.

At 12:00 midnight on September 24, 2020, an employee was an assistant wrecker op erator standing in front front of a vehicle to be towed that had been lifted by the wrecker. The employee crawled underneath the lifted vehicle to remove the dr ive shaft for towing. When the employee removed the second bolt for the drive sh aft, it came loose and hit him in the head causing blunt force trauma. The emplo yee was hospitalized and died from his injuries four days later.

Keywords: auto lift, blunt force trauma, drive shaft, falling object, head, struck by, tow truck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1503132.015 47 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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