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Accident: 14255186 - Employee Crushed To Death Between Two Trucks

Accident: 14255186 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/04/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
299618903/23/19870751Poultry Loaders, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
299611403/23/19874212Laughlin'S Poultry Farm, Inc.
At 10:00 p.m. on January 4, 1987, Employee #1 was working at McSwain farm. He was the foreman assigned to supervise the loading of turkeys onto 18-wheel tractor-trailer trucks. Two trucks owned and operated by Laughlins Poultry Farm, Inc., had been hooked together by a 1-foot chain, and one was attempting to pull the other from a soft spot. The two trucks were each hooked from the rear. Employees of Laughlins were watching the movement of the trucks and signaling the drivers: one observer was located on each side of the trucks at the rear. Although Employee #1 had not been assigned to help move the trucks, he was standing behind one of the observers. When the truck doing the pulling stopped, Employee #1 ran between the two trucks and attempted to remove the chain. However, the other truck was still moving and Employee #1 was crushed. He suffered internal injuries to the chest area and died at the scene.
Keywords: agriculture, work rules, tractor trailer, inattention, chest, caught between, crushed, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2996189 Fatality Other Supervisors, related agricultural occupations
2 2996114 Occupation Not Listed

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