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Accident: 112259.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Run Over By Backing Tra

Accident: 112259.015 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 01/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1369089.01501/02/2019Reladyne Automotive Service, Inc.
At 9:30 a.m. at January 2, 2019, an employee was attempting to drive a parked 19 97 Kenworth (Model T800) truck tractor (Wheels (size 285/75R24.5 tires)) into th e maintenance bay. The mechanic was going to perform a maintenance assessment o f the climate control system. The mechanic had difficulty moving the vehicle be cause the brake shoes were frozen to the brake drum. The employee went undernea th the vehicle and used a metal mallet to strike the brakes and free the pads lo ose. The truck tractor was parked on an incline. When the brake shoes freed lo ose from the drum, the vehicle rolled backwards onto the mechanic. The employee sustained crushing injuries and was found dead by coworkers.
Keywords: backing up, brake, maintenance, run over, tractor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1369089.015 66 M Fatality

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