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Accident: 14198196 - Employee Crushed Between Two Truck Tractors

Accident: 14198196 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 11/09/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
284871111/13/19854213Williamson Trucking Company, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING AT THE REAR OF A 1970 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK TRACTOR, REPAIRING THE BRAKES. THE TRUCK, LOCATED IN A TRUCK MAINTENANCE SHOP, WAS ELEVATED 4 FEET ABOVE THE FLOOR BY 4 HORIZONTAL WOOD BLOCKS. ABOUT 18 INCHES BEHIND THE TRUCK TRACTOR WAS ANOTHER SEMITRACTOR TRAILER RIG, WITH A FLAT BED TRAILER ATTACHED. BOTH VEHICLES WERE FACING NORTHWARD. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 INSTRUCTED A MECHANIC TO RELEASE THE EMERGENCY AIR BRAKE CONTROL, THE TRACTOR ROLLED BACKWARDS, OFF THE HORIZONTAL BLOCKS. EMPLOYEE #1'S HEAD WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN THE REAR FRAME OF THE TRUCK TRACTOR AND THE FRONT BUMPER OF THE RIG PARKED BEHIND IT. HE WAS KILLED. NO MEANS WAS USED TO SECURE THE TRACTOR IN PLACE AFTER THE BRAKES WERE RELEASED. THE TRANSMISSION WAS IN NEUTRAL. THE WHEELS WERE NOT CHOCKED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY.
Keywords: head, maintenance, brake, unsecured, work rules, crushed, truck, tractor--truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2848711 Fatality Fracture Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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