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Accident: 170361000 - Employee Injured When Pinned By Truck, Later Dies

Accident: 170361000 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 09/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12017214304/16/19975148Chico Produce

On September 12, 1996, Employee #1 was standing at a parts counter when a mechanic started up a big rig truck that he had left in gear. The truck lurched forward, pinning Employee #1 against the counter just as the mechanic stopped the vehicle. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released. He complained of soreness and stayed home from work. On March 2, 1997, Employee #1 died at the California Pacific Medical Center of acute hepatic necrosis due to clinical polypharmacy. No causal relationship was established between the injury he suffered on September 12 and his subsequent death.

Keywords: abdomen, vehicle in gear, pinned, work rules, started in gear, caught between, truck, tractor trailer, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120172143 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Vehicle washers and equipment cleaners

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