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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202369096 - Driver Dies After Becoming Entangled In Drive Shaft

Accident: 202369096 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 01/05/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31563784301/05/20124213Novirtus Transport Inc

On January 5, 2012, Employee #1, a truck driver with Norvirtus Transportation, Inc., was discovered by a second employee (with Simpson Tacoma Kraft) caught in the PTO drive shaft of a truck. When he began cutting Employee #1's coat from the shaft, it began rotating. The second employee went to the cab of the truck and shut down its engine. Employee #1 then fell to the ground. CPR was performed and emergency responders were summoned. Employee #1 was transported to St. Joseph's hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Keywords: clothing, cpr, rotating shaft, caught by, lockout, shaft, truck, entangled, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315637843 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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