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Accident: 14413538 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Pinned By Pickup Truck

Accident: 14413538 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 04/26/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10341272205/03/19881389Well Tech,Inc
Employee #1 had been taken off his regularly assigned duties due to an injury, but the doctor involved had released him for light duty. Employee #1 was told to move a company pickup truck into the shop so a welder could remove a spot weld on the lower control arm, allowing the kingpin to be replaced. Employee #1 raised the vehicle with a floor jack and removed the wheel and the U-bolts holding the control arm to the frame. When the U-bolts were removed, the tense coil spring released, kicking out the jack. The unblocked pickup fell on Employee #1, pinning him across the chest. He died of traumatic asphyxia.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, blocks, pinned, work rules, oil well servicing, pickup truck, falling object, jack
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103412722 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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