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Accident: 139626.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Wheel Of Tow Truck, Later Dies

Accident: 139626.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 09/21/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1554982.01509/27/2021Rowan Enterprises Llc
At 8:37 a.m. on September 21, 2021, an employee was preparing to refuel a 2013 F ord F550 Roll Back Tow Truck at a 250 gallon diesel fuel tank when he was locate d under the front end of the truck. The fuel tank was located at a sister compan y to the employee's employer. A coworker found the employee and called 911. The coworker retrieved a Traverse Lift 8040 Telehandler Off-Road Forklift to the sit e and used the Telehandler to lift the truck off of the employee. The coworker, along with other coworkers, took turns administering CPR and lifesaving measures until emergency medical help arrived. The employee was hospitalized on Septembe r 21, 2021, but died on September 22, 2021, due to multiple fractures and intern al damage from the truck's front driver side wheel.
Keywords: abrasion, arm, caught between, chest, contusion, cpr, crushed, diesel fuel tank, forklift, fracture, fuel tank, industrial truck, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, motor vehicle, powered industrial
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1554982.015 69 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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