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Accident: 14519193 - Crushed Between Loading Dock And Rear Of Truck

Accident: 14519193 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
89444406/19/19854214Burnham Service Corporation
ON JUNE 18, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 11:30 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO ASSIST ANOTHER WORKER IN THE UNLOADING OF A CARGO TRUCK. HE WAS STANDING BETWEEN THE REAR OF THE TRUCK AND THE LOADING DOCK WHEN THE VEHICLE ROLLED BACKWARDS INTO THE DOCK. HE WAS PINNED AGAINST THE DOCK AND CRUSHED TO DEATH. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED, BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, TO DRIVE THE TRUCK FURTHER FROM THE LOADING DOCK SO THAT THE HYDRAULIC TAILGATE COULD BE LOWERED. APPARENTLY EMPLOYEE #1 DID NOT LEAVE THE TRANSMISSION IN GEAR AND THE HAND BRAKE FULLY ENGAGED AFTER SHUTTING THE ENGINE OFF.
Keywords: brake, crushed, truck, loading dock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 894444 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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