Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 785972 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Tractor Trailers
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|115724957||06/27/1991||4213||0||Swift Transportation Co Inc|
Abstract: At approximately 2:00 p.m. on June 27, 1991, Employee #1, a truck driver who drove for Swift Transportation, Inc., was crushed in the pinch point between his tractor trailer and a second trailer. He had just completed hooking his empty tractor and trailers to a dolly and left the cab of his tractor. He hooked up the electrical and air lines to the second trailer and opened the valve located on the left rear of the first trailer to bleed air into the second trailer. He was talking to a second driver when the trailer and tractor started to roll backward. He attempted to reach the rear air valve to stop the trailer and was crushed and killed in the pinch point. He had not set the emergency brake on the tractor.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||115724957||Fatality||Other||Truck drivers, heavy|