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Accident: 131359.015 - The Employee Is Killed By Falling Vehicle And Lift

Accident: 131359.015 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 05/27/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1476567.01505/27/20207538145450 - Cloninger Transport, Inc.
At 12:00 a.m. on May 27, 2020, an employee was performing a routine oil change on a Chevrolet 3500 box truck. He drove the vehicle onto a four-post, surface-m ounted vehicle lift; the lift was rated for 12,000-pound capacity. He lifted th e vehicle approximately two feet off the ground and went under the vehicle to be gin draining the oil from the truck's engine. The total weight raised and being held by the lift was 12,170 pounds. The first position of the lift's safety br ackets were 33 inches from the floor level. The height of the truck and dimensi ons of the service bay prohibited the lift from being raised high enough to enga ge the first safety brackets. The lifting mechanism failed and, without the saf eties engaged, the lift and vehicle fell to the floor, trapping the employee bet ween the underside of the vehicle and the concrete floor. The employee was kill ed as a result of blunt traumatic injuries to the chest and abdomen.
Keywords: abdomen, blunt force trauma, caught between, caught in, chest
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1476567.015 26 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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