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Accident: 130245.015 - Employee Salvaging Car Parts Is Killed When Vehicle Falls

Accident: 130245.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1482394.01507/06/2020509374583 - Import Auto Salvage Inc
At 4:38 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020, an employee was working for a merchant who lesaler of recyclable materials. The worksite was a scrapyard or junkyard that s pecialized in selling parts from imported cars. The employee was removing the en gine from a Nissan Xterra SUV. He was working beneath the car. The vehicle was s uspended from a New Holland LS180 skid steer. The vehicle was suspended by a sin gle chain from the undercarriage of the vehicle to the bucket of the skid steer. The car fell on the employee, crushing and killing him. He died of asphyxiation .
Keywords: asphyxiated, automobile, automotive repair, bucket , caught by, chain, crushed, falling object, loader, loader bucket, scrap yard, struck by, suspended load, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482394.015 38 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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