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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170728430 - Driver Crushed Between His Truck And Attaching Trailer

Accident: 170728430 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 10/13/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11971318810/13/19950723Martell Packing Co.

Employee #1, a truck driver, got out of his truck cab and walked between the backing truck and the trailer he was hitching. His truck and the trailer jackknifed, crushing him between them and killing him. He was alone and the operation was not anticipated. Another truck had been assigned to pick up the trailer but had broken down.

Keywords: vehicle in gear, agriculture, caught between, crushed, truck, unmanned, trailer, backing up, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119713188 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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