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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170127468 - Employee Killed When Head Pinned Under Trailer Hitch

Accident: 170127468 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/13/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11508534206/18/19971521Ida Grove Homes Inc.
Employee #1 was putting wood under the wheels of a Volvo tractor trailer when the trailer hitch came down on his head. Employee #1 was killed. The truck's jacks were used inappropriately, and the truck was neither blocked nor cribbed.
Keywords: head, blocks, pinned, work rules, construction, trailer truck, struck by, tractor trailer, jack, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 115085342 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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