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Accident: 100166.015 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Truck Bed While Replac

Accident: 100166.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 10/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271973.01510/20/2017Hearn Farms Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on October 19, 2017, an employee was working for a crop farm. He wa s repairing a truck. He was replacing a damaged hydraulic line, which involved f astening and tightening fasteners on the new hose. The truck had a tipping, or t ip, bed. The hose was located behind the cab. It was just under the tip bed of t he truck, between the truck cab and the frame. The bed was elevated, so that the employee could access the hose. The employee was working between the frame of t he truck and its bed. The bed was not secured or blocked with a mechanical stop. The bed fell, striking the employee and pinning him between the frame and the b ed. He was killed.
Keywords: agriculture machinery/vehicle, automotive repair, caught between, crushed, crushing, falling object, hydraulic line, lockout/tagout, maintenance, motor vehicle, pinned, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1271973.015 25 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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