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Accident: 111210.015 - Employee Is Crushed By A Semi-Truck Tractor And Is Killed

Accident: 111210.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1361831.01511/21/2018Rodolfo Alberto Medina
At approximately 3:50 p.m. on November 21, 2018, an employee was at the site in the yard waiting to get paid for the paint job. Another employee was hooking up a semi-truck tractor for towing the rear hitch of another semi-truck tractor. The employee used a forklift to lift the front end of semi-truck tractor and was towing a semi-tractor. The front end of truck-tractor being towed was not secur ely hooked into the rear hitch of front truck because it was not yet secured wit h the chain. The tractor being towed slid backwards partially off the hitch and crushed the employee, who was pronounced dead at the site.
Keywords: powered industrial vehicle, struck by, tractor trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1361831.015 57 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance

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