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Accident: 14235212 - Crushed By Falling Car Frame

Accident: 14235212 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/12/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
139372707/16/19845932Atomic Auto Parts
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSTRUCTED TO REMOVE THE MOTOR OF A WRECKED CAR. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A JOB-MADE TRUCK HOIST TO ASSIST IN DOING THE JOB. BY ATTACHING THE HOIST TO THE BUMPER OF THE CAR, EMPLOYEE #1 COULD RAISE THE CAR AND CUT THE MOTOR OUT FROM THE UNDERSIDE BY USING A CUTTING TORCH. AFTER USING THE TORCH, EMPLOYEE #1 LOWERED THE CAR AND ATTACHED SLINGS TO THE MOTOR IN ORDER TO YANK IT OUT. WHEN THE MOTOR WOULD NOT COME OUT, EMPLOYEE #1 PROCEEDED TO RAISE THE CAR UP AGAIN BY THE MOTOR, WITHOUT ANY SORT OF BRACE UNDERNEATH THE FRAME OF THE CAR. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 FINISHED CUTTING THE MOTOR MOUNT, THE UNSUPPORTED FRAME OF THE CAR CRASHED DOWN UPON HIS HEAD. THE MOTOR STAYED SUSPENDED IN THE AIR.
Keywords: head, hoisting mechanism, hoist, crushed, automobile, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1393727 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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