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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106578362 - Peterson Farms, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock


Inspection Nr: 106578362
Report ID: 0627100
Open Date: 05/26/1989

Site Address:
Peterson Farms, Inc.
250 South Main Street
Decatur, AR 72722

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 248, Decatur, AR 72722

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/26/1989

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:06/15/1989

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360670434

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14497143
Event: 05/24/1989
Employee Killed When Caught Between Truck Cab And Trailer

At approximately 10:30 p.m., Employee #1, an interstate truck driver, arrived at a trailer staging area. He dropped off an empty trailer and, after checking with the dispatcher, backed under a loaded 48 ft refrigerated trailer. The space between the adjoining trailer, normally 2 ft, was apparently tight, so Employee #1 dragged the refrigerated trailer forward 92 in., with the landing gear down. He then got out of his truck and started raising the landing gear under the trailer. Because he had not set the parking brake, Employee #1's rig began to roll backward. He attempted to get into his cab to apply the brake, but before he could swing his body inside, he became caught between his cab frame and the front corner of the trailer that was parked in the next space. Employee #1 was able to get on his air horn and attract attention, but by the time he was freed, he had died of asphyxia. Employee #1's chest was squeezed very tightly, but there were no other visible injuries. He weighed 350 lb.

Keywords:chest, clearance, asphyxiated, vehicle in gear, brake, work rules, caught between, truck, tractor trailer, truck driver

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106578362 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
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