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Accident: 14379812 - Entangled In Power Take-Off Shaft Of Dump Truck

Accident: 14379812 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 01/05/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10164708901/06/19875031Western Home Center, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DELIVERING BUILDING MATERIALS TO A CONSTRUCTION SITE. THE LINKAGE FOR THE DUMP BED WAS BROKEN, SO HE GOT OUT OF TRUCK AND MANUALLY OPERATED THE HOIST LINKAGE FROM UNDERNEATH THE TRUCK. HE BECAME ENTANGLED IN THE POWER TAKE-OFF SHAFT THAT RUNS THE HYDRAULIC LIFT WHICH LIFTS THE TRUCK BED. HE WAS FOUND, LATER, BY CARPENTERS AT THE SITE. HIS SHIRT AND JACKET HAD BEEN RIPPED FROM HIS BODY. HE SUFFERED SEVERE TRAUMA TO HIS HEAD AND CHEST, AND POSSIBLY A BROKEN NECK AND ARM. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.
Keywords: chest, head, work rules, truck, dump truck, arm, entangled, power take-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101647089 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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