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Accident: 14504401 - Employee Crushed Between Trailer'S Wheels And Frame

Accident: 14504401 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 09/04/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1759020901/27/19864212Mo-Kan Distribution Company, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING BY TO ASSIST ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WHO WAS LEVELING A "PUP", WHICH WAS TO BE HOOKED BEHIND A 40 FOOT SEMI-TRAILER. THE TRUCK DRIVER WAS BACKING UP SLOWLY TO THE HOOK-UP POSITION. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE, WATCHING THE OTHER EMPLOYEE (ON THE LEFT SIDE) AS HE WORKED A CRANK TO LEVEL THE PUP. FOR SOME REASON, EMPLOYEE #1 MOVED BETWEEN THE TRAILER AND PUP. HE WAS STRUCK AND CRUSHED TO DEATH BEFORE THE DRIVER COULD STOP. THERE WAS NO APPARENT REASON FOR EMPLOYEE #1'S ACTIONS. HE HAD MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE DOING AND SUPERVISING THIS TYPE OF WORK. THE TRUCK WAS CHECKED OUT AND FOUND TO BE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION.
Keywords: work rules, crushed, truck, trailer, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17590209 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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