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Accident: 129273.015 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Loading Dock Plate

Accident: 129273.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 09/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491290.01509/04/2020Tyson Farms, Inc.
At 1:18 p.m. on September 3, 2020, an employee, a maintenance technician lead, a nd his coworkers were troubleshooting a faulty hydraulic loading dock plate. The dock was stuck in the up position and de-energized, however no other lockout me thods were used. The employee pulled the safety pin under the dock and the dock fell on top of him. His coworkers attempted to lift the dock off of him but were unable to until a forklift was used. The employee suffered crushing injuries an d was declared dead at the scene by authorities.
Keywords: crushed, dock, falling object, hydraulic lift, steel plate, stuck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491290.015 57 M Fatality Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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