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Accident: 1008515 - Employee Killed When Pinned Against Garage Door By Truck

Accident: 1008515 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 12/16/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10215676712/17/19878099Nysomrdd West Seneca Developmental Ctr
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on December 16, 1987, Employee #1, a garage mechanic, and a 16-year-old student enrolled in a cooperative educational services program were repairing the brake light on a manual transmission 1972 GMC 2 1/2 ton stake truck, license #14655-E. Apparently, Employee #1 asked the student to turn on the ignition. As he did, the truck started moving backward, pinning Employee #1 against the garage door. A coworker heard yelling, came over to the truck, and turned off the ignition. He then rolled the student out of the cab and moved the truck forward. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. An autopsy is forthcoming.
Keywords: repair, vehicle in gear, automotive repair, work rules, mechanic, inexperience, truck, struck by, untrained, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102156767 Fatality Other Heavy equipment mechanics

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