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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102373115 - Independent Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo


Inspection Nr: 102373115
Report ID: 0524700
Open Date: 08/07/1987

Site Address:
Independent Corporation
310 Huron Street
Elyria, OH 44035

Mailing Address:
39479 Center River Road, P.O. Box 957, Elyria, OH 44036

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/07/1987


Close Case:09/16/1987

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360715361

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14387930
Event: 05/06/1987
Employee Dies After Being Run Over By His Truck

Employee #1, the driver of a truck for delivering petroleum products, was at a terminal picking up goods when he had trouble starting the truck. He got out and, waving a length of wire to a coworker across the yard, went to hot-wire the truck. Employee #1 placed himself between the dual tires behind the cab and the truck's box. He had left the gear shift in reverse, however, and when he managed to short across a switch or solenoid, the truck started up and backed over him, causing fractures and internal injuries. Ten weeks later, while Employee #1 was recovering, he went back to the hospital for treatment of a colostomy. He died soon after.

Keywords:fracture, abdomen, vehicle in gear, jump start, work rules, truck, unmanned, truck driver

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102373115 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy
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