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Accident: 127426.015 - Employee Is Struck By Bar, Falls, And Is Killed

Accident: 127426.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 06/26/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1481356.01506/29/2020421274567 - Jvk Trucking Co
At approximately 1:10 p.m. on June 26, 2020, Employee #1 was on his last materia l run for the day, dropping off a load at a yard. He pulled into the staging are a to open the tarp on the trailer prior to being weighed in on the scale. He ope ned the tarp on the trailer until he noticed that the tarp became tangled on the scrap metal load. Employee #1 climbed on top of the trailer to untangle the tar p from the metal and noticed that the crossbar of the spring-loaded tarp system was broken. He attempted to repair the tarp arm and put it back together by hand . Employee #1 motioned to a coworker to assist in rotating the tarp up, using th e operator switch, located on the trailer, from ground level. The tarp appeared to be fixed and operating, so Employee # 1 proceeded to climb down from the trai ler. As Employee # 1 swung one leg over the trailer, the passenger arm bar of th e spring-loaded tarp sprang forward, striking Employee #1 in the back-right side of the head. Employee #1 fell from the top of the trailer, approximately 11 fee t to the ground. He sustained blunt force trauma to the back-right side of the h ead due to being struck by the spring-loaded arm bar. He was killed. Why 5:55 p .m. was cited was not clear.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, entangled, fall, head, repair, scrap metal, struck by, trailer truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1481356.015 68 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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