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Accident: 200810232 - Truck Driver Killed When Struck By Flying Object

Accident: 200810232 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 04/01/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30057354004/02/19971389Circle Iii Services, Inc.

Employee #1, a truck driver, used a Tulsa winch mounted onto an autocar flatbed pole truck to pick up a float that had dropped to the ground after an attempt to attach it to a freightliner tractor. After the task had been completed, the winch truck was moved back into its parking spot. The winch's power take-off (PTO) had not been disengaged, and the line became bound up and broke the Clevis block. It flew into the cab through the back window, striking and killing Employee #1.

Keywords: blocks, hoist, oil well servicing, struck by, entangled, flying object, flatbed truck, winch, power take-off, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300573540 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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