Accident Report Detail
Accident: 731570 - Employee Killed When Van Falls Off Jack
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|104054770||04/30/1987||5932||Calumet Auto Wrecking Inc|
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 4, 1987, Employee #1, of Calumet Auto Wrecking, Inc., Hammond, IN, was removing a radiator from a 1975 Dodge van, located on line MA-9 in the salvage yard. He had jacked up the van using a standard bumper jack, and was under the front of the van, removing the radiator, when the jack slipped. The van fell on Employee #1, crushing his chest. He died of asphyxia. The vehicle was parked in soft dirt on uneven ground. The weather was clear but windy; the wind may have caused the van to move while it was on the jack. The cause of the accident was Employee #1's failure to support the vehicle with a stand or other object to prevent it from falling off the jack. Management did not have a written safety procedure and there were no safety rules to follow.
|1||104054770||Fatality||Asphyxia||Laborers, except construction|