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Accident: 14558191 - Employee Killed By Improperly Blocked Hydraulic Lift

Accident: 14558191 -- Report ID: 0418500 -- Event Date: 10/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1811226810/28/19928062U.S. Dept Of Veterans Affairs
Employee #1 and a coworker extended a hydraulic lift to its upmost position, then improperly blocked it. Employee #1 then used a hammer to unpin one of the hydraulic cylinders. The vibrations of the hammering knocked the jerry-rigged supports loose. The lift fell and amputated the top part of Employee #1's head. He was killed.
Keywords: head, hydraulic lift, amputated, dismantling, blocks, work rules, vibrations, crushed, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18112268 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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