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Accident: 14194609 - Van Slipped Off A Collapsed Bumper Jack, Crushing Ribs

Accident: 14194609 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
282460504/19/19855013Glen Burnie Auto Recycling Inc
Employee #1 was working at an auto salvage yard, removing a transmission from a van. To set up the transmission removal, employee #1 positioned the van using bumper jacks for support, with the tires of the bumper jacks serving as cribbing. He did not let the van down on the tires to transfer the weight to the tires to stabilize the van, as he was instructed on numerous occasions. The bumper jack collapsed, and Employee #1 was crushed by the van, breaking five ribs.
Keywords: bumper jack, automotive repair, collapse, crushed, rib, motor vehicle, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2824605 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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