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Accident: 14269054 - Employee Crushed To Death Between Tractor Trailer And Dock

Accident: 14269054 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 12/16/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12211209704/21/19954213Overnite Transportation Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12211212104/19/19957363New England Job Center, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12211210504/18/19953089Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc.
At approximately 3:18 p.m. on December 16, 1994, Employee #1 was adjusting railroad ties at the base of a warehouse loading dock. A tractor trailer driver needed to back his trailer onto the ties so his trailer could be elevated to meet the dock floor. While Employee #1 was adjusting the ties, the tractor trailer driver backed up, thinking the area was clear. The trailer crushed the employee against the loading dock, causing serious internal abdominal injuries. The employee was hospitalized until his death on March 17, 1995.
Keywords: back-up alarm, tractor trailer, backing up, work rules, inattention, abdomen, crushed, loading dock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122112097 Occupation Not Listed
2 122112121 Occupation Not Listed
3 122112105 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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