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Accident: 14498588 - Crushed Between Van Trailers

Accident: 14498588 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 02/11/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10027318402/13/19865039Shepler Equipment Company
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE UNLOADING A 40 FOOT VAN TRAILER IN A PARKING LOT. THE EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING BETWEEN TWO VAN TRAILERS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 5 FEET APART. ONE EMPLOYEE HAD CLIMBED INSIDE NUMBER 8 TRAILER WHILE EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO CLIMB INSIDE THE SAME TRAILER. UNKNOWN TO BOTH EMPLOYEES, A TRUCK DRIVER WAS BACKING UP TO THE TRAILER LOCATED BEHIND THEM (TRAILER #7). THE TRUCK DRIVER WAS ATTEMPTING TO CONNECT THE TRUCK TRACTOR'S FIFTH WHEEL TO VAN TRAILER #7. WHILE ATTEMPTING THE TRACTOR TRAILER HOOK UP, TRAILER #7 ROLLED BACK, PINNING EMPLOYEE #1 BETWEEN TRAILERS #7 & #8. THE EMPLOYEE INSIDE TRAILER #8 WAS UNHURT. THE TRUCK DRIVER WAS NEVER AWARE THAT THERE WERE OTHER EMPLOYEES IN THE AREA.
Keywords: crushed, trailer, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100273184 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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