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Accident: 14239768 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Truck Bed And Frame

Accident: 14239768 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 06/15/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12473665306/15/19950782Statewide Landscape, Inc.

Employee #1, a dump truck driver, reported to work at the Willow Bend Homes construction site. He received a load of dirt to be taken to Wells Cargo landfill. As Employee #1 was dumping the load of dirt, the power take-off pump became unsecured from the truck mounting bracket and the bed became stuck in the raised position. Employee #1 asked a yard person for wire or rope to secure the pump. He was positioned between the raised bed and frame. In an attempt to secure the pump, Employee #1 wrapped a bungee cord around the release cable. He pulled the release cable and activated the pressure release valve. The raised bed came down, crushing and killing Employee #1.

Keywords: unsecured, stuck, work rules, caught between, crushed, falling object, power take-off, dump truck bed, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124736653 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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