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Accident: 200623700 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Ramp

Accident: 200623700 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 02/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30992136902/23/20060782U S Lawns Of Knoxville

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on February 22, 2006, Employee #1 was performing unauthorized maintenance on the Hydra-Ramp of the box truck. Employee #1 was draining the hydraulic fluid from the cylinder which allowed the Hydra-Ramp to fall and pin him between the gravel lot and the 900-lb Hydra-Ramp. Employee #1 was asphyxiated.

Keywords: chest, hydraulic lift, maintenance, asphyxiated, ramp, caught between, truck, struck by, falling object, untrained

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309921369 Fatality Asphyxia Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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