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Accident: 138576.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Truck And Trailer

Accident: 138576.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 08/23/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1549964.01508/24/2021Us Intermodal
At 3:45 p.m. on August 23, 2021, an employee was repairing a semi-truck trailer. A coworker was operating a tow truck backing up the trailer when the employee b ecame caught between the trailer and the truck (fifth wheel area). The employee was killed instantly after being decapitated.
Keywords: automotive repair, backing up, caught between, communication, decapitated, face, head, inexperience, mechanic, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, motor vehicle, repair, struck against, tow truck, tra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1549964.015 20 M Fatality

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