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Accident: 81365.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Falling Vehicle And Killed

Accident: 81365.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 11/30/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1108737.01511/30/2015Cars Loading, Llc

At 6:15 p.m. on November 30, 2015, an employee working at a vehicle recycling ya rd was using a Titan HD2P -9000AF 9000 lb capacity two post lift to raise a vehi cle into the air. The employee was raising the vehicle in the air so that he cou ld disassemble parts of the vehicle from underneath. The Titan lift was missing the rubber pads on the lifting arms and the motor control button had been remove d and replace with a male plug, that required only plugging the motor in, to get it to operate. While the vehicle was being raised, the employee got between on e of the hydraulic lifts post and the vehicle. The vehicle slid off of the lift ing arms and struck the employee crushing him between the vehicle and the hydrau lic lift post. The employee suffered fatal injuries to his chest area.

Keywords: automotive repair, caught between, chest, crushed, hydraulic lift

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1108737.015 17 M Fatality

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