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Accident: 124814.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Vehicle

Accident: 124814.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 03/13/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1469853.01503/13/2020Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Inc Dba Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge
At 8:30 a.m. on March 13, 2020, Employee # 1 was kneeling on the ground, removin g gallon size containers of coolant from a cabinet in front of the vehicle. A co worker had finished completing an oil change on a manual transmission vehicle an d was going to check the vehicle for leaks. The coworker placed one foot inside of the vehicle on the clutch pedal and started the vehicle. The coworker did not realize the transmission was in first gear and the parking brake was not set pr ior to removing his foot from the clutch pedal. When the clutch pedal was releas ed, the vehicle lurched forward approximately four feet and struck Employee # 1. Employee # 1 suffered multiple blunt force injuries from the vehicle and toolbo x, and he was killed.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, clutch, gear, motor vehicle, struck by, vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1469853.015 42 M Fatality

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