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Accident: 115439.015 - Auto Technician Fractures Rib And Incurs Chest Trauma When S

Accident: 115439.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1393716.01504/16/2019Ups Inc.
At 1:30 a.m. on April 4, 2019, an employee was working for a courier and express delivery service. He was an automotive technician, or mechanic. He was working on a box truck and going about his troubleshooting. The truck was on jacks. As t he employee was near but not under the truck, he asked a coworker to go inside t he truck. The employee told his coworker to press the brake pedal and push on th e accelerator pedal so that he (the employee) could hear the sound the truck was making. The employee then proceeded to go under the truck. He told his coworker to repeat that procedure, so that he (the employee) could hear the noise from u nder the truck. The truck came off the jacks and rolled forward. It struck the e mployee. He sustained rib fractures and chest trauma. He was hospitalized for tw o or more days.
Keywords: automotive repair, blunt force trauma, chest, falling object, fracture, jack, maintenance, rib, struck by, traumatic, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1393716.015 58 M Hospitalized injury

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