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Accident: 14543334 - Vehicle Fell From Auto Lift, Mechanic Crushed Under Auto

Accident: 14543334 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 05/07/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10041323605/08/19865521Gronski Enterprises
EMPLOYEE #1, A MECHANIC, WAS REPAIRING A TIE-ROD ON A VEHICLE WHICH WAS SUSPENDED OVER HIS HEAD ON AN AUTO LIFT. HE INADVERTENTLY STRUCK THE LIFT SECURING PAD WITH HIS HAMMER, CAUSING THE TELESCOPING MOVABLE SECURING LIFT ARM TO MOVE. THE VEHICLE FELL FROM THE AUTO LIFT TO THE GARAGE FLOOR. THE MECHANIC WAS CAUGHT UNDER THE FALLING CAR AND CRUSHED TO DEATH. THE AUTO LIFT WAS MANUFACTURED BY THE DOVER CORP., ROTARY LIFT DIVISION. THE AUTO LIFT'S ID NUMBER WAS E770 3022M; SERIAL NUMBER 0500, PART NUMBER P451. THE LIFT'S MODEL NUMBER WAS AB00137-SP80 MARK II. IT HAD A 7,000 POUND LIFT CAPACITY. THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS WERE NOT FOLLOWED DURING INSTALLATION OF THE AUTO LIFT.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, repair, mechanic, crushed, automobile, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100413236 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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