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Accident: 132528.015 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Car Hauler Trailer

Accident: 132528.015 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 01/20/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510717.01501/20/2021Two Point O Truck Repair, Inc.

At 10:30 a.m. on January 20, 2021, an employee was working on the axel of car ha uler trailer. The employee used a 12 Ton bottle jack to lift the trailer, center ing the center area of the trailer on the jack prior to working on the axel. Woo d dunnage was placed behind the wheel opposite the jack under a "Lift Here" deca l . During the repair, the jack/load became unstable and shifted striking the em ployee and pinning him between the trailer and the ground. The employee was hosp italized and died shortly after arriving to the hospital.

Keywords: auto lift, automotive repair, crushed, dunnage, falling object, hydraulic jack, hydraulic lift, jack, load shift, pinned, repair, struck by, tractor trailer, trailer, trailer truck, unstable load, wheel, wood board

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510717.015 24 M Fatality Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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