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Accident: 14320980 - Employee Killed When Head Crushed By Truck'S Lift Gate

Accident: 14320980 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 10/14/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
81545610/28/19864925West Point Supply Co.
Employee #1 was working on the linkage of a lift gate to set a control lever on the right-rear side of a truck body. As he was reaching over the meter to work on the linkage, the hydraulic hose broke. When Employee #1 moved to the left to get away from the spray, the lift gate fell from the loss of pressure, crushing his head between the lock and the lift gate arm and killing him.
Keywords: head, hydraulic lift, maintenance, equipment failure, caught between, crushed, truck, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 815456 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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