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Accident: 14311559 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Truck And Lift Gate

Accident: 14311559 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 09/13/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10687805109/13/19915093Gale Industrial Scrap Metal Co., Inc.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on September 13, 1991, Employee #1 was emptying a scrap truck by using its tail lift. Employee #1 had emptied a drum full of scrap metal when he apparently engaged the lift gate to continue unloading the truck and lost his balance. He fell between the closing lift gate and the truck bed. His body was against the linkage that opened and closed the hydraulic system and was keeping the system engaged and unable to be shut off. Employee #1 suffered severe internal injuries and died. It was necessary to cut the hydraulic hose to stop the gate.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, hydraulic line, caught between, truck, off loading
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106878051 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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