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Accident: 126570.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Tractor Tires

Accident: 126570.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 05/27/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1476973.01505/27/2020Hellas Transport Company
At 9:00 a.m. on May 27, 2020, Employee # 1 arrived on site and was preparing to drive a tractor trailer to pick up an empty shipping container. The truck Employee # 1 was going to drive had brake issues. Employee # 1 requested the dispatcher contact the company's contracted mechanic, a coworker, who arrived on site to make repairs. The coworker started the vehicle and was checking the brakes while Employee # 1 walked to the back of the truck and stood between the truck's back tires. The coworker, not realizing Employee # 1 was at the back of the truck, pulled the truck forward catching Employee # 1 between the tires. Employee # 1 suffered a crushing injury and he was killed.
Keywords: tractor, tractor trailer, brake, mechanic, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1476973.015 56 M Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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