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Accident: 201633898 - Employee Killed When Struck By Automobile

Accident: 201633898 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 07/25/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30663429607/25/20035093G & R Auto Wreckers Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30663430407/25/20034226Copart Inc

At approximately 12:01 p.m. on July 25, 2003, Employee #1, a tow truck driver, was loading cars onto a four-car carrier. He was standing on the bed of the car carrier when a forklift operator approached with a car on his forks. The forklift operator attempted to place the car on a platform over the truck cab. As he went to place it, the car slid forward off the forks and struck Employee #1 in the back of the head, killing him.

Keywords: loading, head, industrial truck, tow truck, truck driver, platform, automobile, struck by, flying object, unstable load

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306634296 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy
2 306634304 Occupation not reported

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