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Accident: 170096085 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Dump Truck Bed

Accident: 170096085 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 10/09/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11526862510/11/19967992Lake Cushman Maintenance Corp
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 10, 1996, Employee #1 was under the raised bed of a dump truck, checking for a malfunctioning control related to the hydraulic dump box lift. There was a release of pressure in the ram/lift system and the raised box lowered, pinning him across the chest and neck. He suffered a crushing cervical fracture, with a transection at C6/C7, and was killed. No blocking was provided to prevent the box from lowering accidentally. The truck and box were provided with a mechanical prop, but it was not used.
Keywords: fracture, hydraulic lift, repair, blocks, work rules, crushed, falling object, vertebra, mech malfunction, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115268625 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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