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Accident Summary Nr: 202359410 - Worker Is Killed By Falling Truck Bed

Accident Summary Nr: 202359410 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/27/2006
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
30965861503/27/20061799238990James Vernon Butler

Abstract: On March 27, 2006, Employee #1 was building a truck bed in the garage of a residence. When he raised the bed using the homeowner's automotive lift, the bed fell onto him and killed him. The arms of the lift were not locked and the lift was designed for autos with lifting points, not for a bed without lifting points. There were no witnesses to the accident.

Keywords: automotive repair, unsecured, work rules, welding, hoist, truck, struck by, automatic restart
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 309658615 Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters

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