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Accident: 14524235 - Employee Killed When He Became Entangled In A Pto Shaft

Accident: 14524235 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 12/22/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10255359112/23/19874213Maxwell Trucking Company
A TANK TRUCK-TRAILER WAS DELIVERING A LOAD OF LIQUID SOLVENT TO A MANUFACTURING PLANT. THE LIQUID WAS PUMPED FROM THE TRAILER TO A STORAGE TANK ON THE CUSTOMER'S PROPERTY. THE PUMP WAS LOCATED UNDER THE TANK OF THE TRAILER AND WAS POWERED BY A 30 INCH SHAFT FROM THE POWER TAKE-OFF ON THE TRACTOR TO THE PUMP. THE SHAFT WAS ROTATING AT 1650 RPM. A LEAK DEVELOPED AT THE PUMP. EMPLOYEE #1, THE TANK TRUCK DRIVER, CRAWLED UNDER THE TRUCK WITH A CRESCENT WRENCH TO TRY TO STOP THE LEAK (BY TIGHTENING A NUT ON THE PUMP). HIS CLOTHING BECAME ENTANGLED IN THE ROTATING PTO SHAFT AND WAS RIPPED FROM HIS BODY AND WRAPPED AROUND THE SHAFT. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FOUND UNDER THE TRUCK, DEAD FROM MULTIPLE INJURIES TO HIS UPPER CHEST AND JAW.
Keywords: chest, clothing, tank truck, head, rotating shaft, work rules, shaft, entangled, power take-off, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102553591 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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