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Accident: 14399901 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Truck Bed

Accident: 14399901 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 05/14/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10031804705/16/19851623The Fishel Co
Employee #1 was attempting to repair a 1-ton dump truck that was being used for an underground utility project. The truck's power take-off would not raise its dump bed, so Employee #1 crawled under the truck, removed the cover, and opened the hydraulic valve by hand to raise the bed. A coworker went to look for a block to put under the bed. When Employee #1 saw the valve from above he noticed that the control wire operating the valve from inside the truck was bent but he did not realize that he had bent it when opening the valve. When Employee #1 tried to straighten the control wire he released the hydraulic pressure, causing the dump bed to fall. He was crushed him against the truck frame and killed.
Keywords: repair, automotive repair, unsecured, work rules, construction, crushed, dump truck, power take-off, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100318047 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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