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Accident: 171046030 - Employee'S Legs Crushed Between Truck And Loading Dock

Accident: 171046030 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 04/30/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12671105005/07/19964212United Parcel Service Inc

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on April 30, 1996, Employee #1 had just finished loading a package delivery truck and had driven it forward about 10 ft so that the rear doors could be closed. Believing the truck to be in neutral and the park brake engaged, she exited the truck and walked behind it to the loading dock. Just as Employee #1 reached the dock, the truck overtook her and pinned her to the dock. Both of Employee #1's legs were crushed below the knee.

Keywords: delivery work, vehicle in gear, brake, pinned, work rules, caught between, crushed, truck, loading dock, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126711050 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, light

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