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Accident: 14532998 - Truck Started In Gear; Mechanic Crushed Against Column

Accident: 14532998 -- Report ID: 0215300 -- Event Date: 11/27/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
175435711/29/19844311United States Postal Service
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS EMPLOYED AS AN AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC AT A VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. HE HAD INSTALLED A REBUILT MOTOR IN A 5 TON FORD TRUCK, SERIAL NO. 5801337. HE WAS TRYING TO START THE ENGINE BY POURING GASOLINE INTO THE CARBURETOR AND BYPASSING THE SOLENOID WITH A SCREWDRIVER. THE TRUCK SUDDENLY STARTED AND JUMPED FORWARD, CRUSHING THE MECHANIC AGAINST A BUILDING COLUMN WITH THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL.
Keywords: wheel, maintenance, jump start, pinned, mechanic, started in gear, crushed, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1754357 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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