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Accident: 202287736 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Truck And Trailer

Accident: 202287736 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/11/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30173169104/14/19974213Estes Express Lines (Corporation)

Employee #1 was hooking up a short trailer to a truck. He had apparently parked the yard dog truck in front of the trailer and was standing in front of the short trailer raising a safety bar on the it when the yard dog truck backed up to the trailer. Employee #1 became pinned between the fifth wheel of the truck and the trailer; he was crushed and killed. Subsequent inspection revealed that the gear stick shift was in the reverse position and the yard dog truck had a bad clutch.

Keywords: vehicle in gear, pinned, work rules, clutch, crushed, truck, unmanned, trailer, mech malfunction, backing up

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301731691 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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