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Accident: 14267801 - Employee Crushed To Death By Falling Dump Truck Body

Accident: 14267801 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 11/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10913383511/07/19941771Asphalt Maintenance Of New England, Incorporated
Employee #1 was installing hydraulic fluid in a dump-body vehicle. Placing himself between the truck's frame and the raised body, the employee removed a plug to fill the system and the dump body fell on top of him. The employee died from traumatic asphyxiation. The employee did not use a standardized support mechanism to prevent the truck's body from falling.
Keywords: maintenance, asphyxiated, unsecured, work rules, construction, crushed, dump truck, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109133835 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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