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Accident: 14399430 - Employee Run Over By Railroad Hopper Car

Accident: 14399430 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 11/21/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
144071811/27/19843743Texana Tank Car & Mfg Inc
ON NOVEMBER 21, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 2:30 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 RE-ENTERED HIS WORK AREA UNDERNEATH A RAILROAD TANK CAR. THE CAR HAD BEEN OVERHAULED AND PAINTED. HE WAS TOUCHING UP THE PAINT IN AN AREA ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE TANK CAR. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN WARNED NOT TO GO BACK BENEATH THE CAR BECAUSE THE SWITCH ENGINE WAS DUE TO COUPLE THE CARS. AFTER THE FIRST COUPLE WAS COMPLETED, THERE WAS A SHORT TIME DELAY. IT WAS AT THIS TIME THAT EMPLOYEE #1 CRAWLED BACK BENEATH THE TANK CAR. SOON THEREAFTER, THE SWITCH ENGINE BACKED UP AND EMPLOYEE #1 WAS RUN OVER BY THREE OF THE WHEELS FROM TWO TANK CARS. THE WHEELS CRUSHED THE KIDNEY AREA OF EMPLOYEE #1'S BACK. HE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.
Keywords: hopper car, wheel, railroad tank car, paint, back, crushed, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1440718 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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