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Accident: 801175 - Employee Killed When Pinned Under Bus

Accident: 801175 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30177310702/11/19987549Brines Wrecker Service

Employee #1, a wrecker operator, had come from Missouri to tow back a bus. He used his toe truck to raise the bus and placed two 4 by 4 in. boards under each front tire to allow him to connect his tow truck properly to the bus. Employee #1 then went under the bus to hook up his wrecker to the front axle. The location of the bus had received a lot of rain in the past week and the 4 by 4 blocks began to sink and turn sideways. This caused the bus to slip off the blocks, pinning Employee #1. He died of suffocation.

Keywords: bus, suffocated, blocks, pinned, slip, caught by, unstable surface, tow truck, falling object, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301773107 Fatality Asphyxia Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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