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Accident: 14402127 - Employee Pinned Against Loading Dock By Backing Truck

Accident: 14402127 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 03/01/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10030481503/04/19865142Valley Central Sales Inc
AT ABOUT 7:15 PM ON MARCH 1, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 TOOK THE COMPANY'S 1966 FORD 600 TRUCK TO PICK UP SOME ICE. HE RETURNED WITH ABOUT 300 BLOCKS OF ICE, BACKED THE TRUCK PART WAY TO THE ICE HOUSE DOOR AND GOT OUT OF THE TRUCK TO OPEN THE DOOR. HE LEFT THE TRUCK IDLING AND APPARENTLY FAILED TO SET THE PARKING BRAKE. PROBABLY BECAUSE OF ENGINE VIBRATION AND THE TRUCK'S POSITION RELATIVE TO SOME DEEP RUTS, THE TRUCK ROLLED BACKWARDS INTO EMPLOYEE #1. HE WAS PINNED AGAINST THE LOADING DOCK AND CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Keywords: brake, work rules, crushed, truck, loading dock, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100304815 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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