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Accident: 14400402 - Employee Killed When Trailer Falls From Blocks

Accident: 14400402 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 10/31/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10031025911/07/19857513Ryder Truck Rental Inc

On October 31, 1985, Employee #1, a truck mechanic with Ryder Truck Rental, Inc., was making repairs underneath a vehicle transport trailer that was sitting atop wooden blocks. The trailer, whose wheels had been removed, was connected to a Ford LN 900 diesel truck. While Employee #1 was working on the trailer's axle, the truck moved approximately 12 to 13 in., causing the trailer to fall off the blocks and onto his chest. Employee #1 was killed. The wheels on the diesel truck were not chocked and its parking brake was not set.

Keywords: chest, chock, automotive repair, brake, work rules, mechanic, crushed, trailer, falling object, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100310259 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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