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Accident: 14386783 - Employee Killed When Head Crushed Against Railroad Car

Accident: 14386783 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 06/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10171195006/23/19877363Motor - Rail Delivery, Inc.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on June 21, 1987, Employee #1 had started to unload trailers from a railroad flatcar using a travel lift. At about 3:30 p.m., the only other employee working in the yard noticed that the travel lift had not moved for some time and went to investigate. The coworker found one trailer unloaded and the travel lift at the eighth rail car. Employee #1's head had become caught between the side of the rail car and the travel lift operator's car, killing him.
Keywords: head, work rules, railroad car, caught between, crushed, industrial truck, off loading
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101711950 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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