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Accident: 14520415 - Crushed By Unblocked Jacked Vehicle

Accident: 14520415 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 05/01/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
132686705/08/19845932Fosters Garage And Auto Salvage
AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 SLID UNDER THE FRONT END OF A 1979 CHEVROLET PICK-UP TRUCK TO UNBOLT THE TRANSMISSION. THE TRUCK WAS SUPPORTED AT THE FRONT BY A BUMPER JACK AND AT THE REAR BY THE GROUND. NO TIRES WERE ON THE FRONT WHEELS AND THE REAR WHEELS AND TIRES HAD BEEN REMOVED. WHILE HE WAS UNDER THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE, THE JACK BASE APPARENTLY SANK OR SHIFTED IN THE SOFT GROUND. THE OTHERWISE UNSUPPORTED VEHICLE DROPPED ONTO THE EMPLOYEE, CUTTING OFF THE AIRFLOW TO HIS LUNGS.
Keywords: bumper jack, asphyxiated, automotive repair, vehicle, collapse, blocks, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1326867 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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