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Accident: 101995.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Dump Truck Trailer And Mat

Accident: 101995.015 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 09/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286335.01509/27/2017Upstate Shredding Weitsman Recycling
At 11:30 a.m. on September 27, 2017, Employee #1, a dump truck driver, was dumping a load of scrap metal. While Employee #1 was sitting in the cab of his truck, another truck began to dump its load, which malfunctioned when the driver moved the trailer forward while it was still elevated. The second truck's trailer began to sway erratically, causing it to tip over onto Employee #1's cab. Employee #1 was crushed and killed as a result.
Keywords: struck by, unstable load, crushed, dump truck, hydraulic lift, falling object, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1286335.015 58 M Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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