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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14300982 - One Killed, One Injured When Truckster'S Brakes Fail

Accident: 14300982 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 05/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10190563605/22/19876552Princeville Development Corp

Employee #1 was riding in the bed of a Cushman Truckster being driven by Employee #2. As they were going down a steep incline, the Truckster's brakes failed and Employee #2 lost control of the vehicle. Employee #1 was thrown onto the roadway. He died of multiple severe trauma to his chest and abdomen with massive hemorrhaging. Employee #2, who jumped off, sustained lacerations and abrasions to his scalp and was hospitalized.

Keywords: ejected, brake, vehicle, unsecured, hemorrhage, work rules, equipment failure, steep grade, laceration, lost control

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101905636 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 101905636 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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