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Accident: 14520787 - Employee Crushed Under Bed Of Dump Truck

Accident: 14520787 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 06/15/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10257898606/17/19873281The Stone Center
EMPLOYEE #1, A DUMP TRUCK OPERATOR, WAS TRUCKING SCRAP LIMESTONE TO A STORAGE YARD. AFTER HE HAD PARTIALLY DUMPED A LOAD HE APPARENTLY HAD TROUBLE WITH THE HYDRAULIC LIFT. HE GOT OUT OF THE TRUCK TO CHECK OUT THE PROBLEM, APPARENTLY LEAVING THE BED PARTIALLY RAISED. THE TRUCK BED SUDDENLY FELL WHEN HIS BODY WAS BETWEEN THE TRUCK FRAME AND THE TRUCK BED. HE WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, unsecured, crushed, truck, dump truck, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102578986 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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