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Accident: 14277503 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Oil Tank

Accident: 14277503 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 11/28/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1794100611/30/19925172Industrial Oil & Supply Co
Employee #1, who is self-employed, was at another company helping two of its employees stand up an empty 3,000 gallon oil tank. Employee #1 attached the tank with chains to the bucket of a front end loader. As the operator raised the bucket, the tank slipped off the bucket and began to fall. One of the employees ran out of the way. Employee #1, who ran toward the front end loader, was struck on the back by the tank and pinned against the loader's tire. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: front end loader, unsecured, pinned, slip, back, crushed, struck by, falling object, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17941006 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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