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Accident: 170192017 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Truck And Loading Dock

Accident: 170192017 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11204411004/19/19914231Sundance Freight System Inc
At approximately 9:13 p.m. on April 18, 1991, Employee #1, of Sundance Freight Systems, Inc., was on a loading dock, giving signals to a truck driver. For some reason, Employee #1 had moved to ground level as the truck rolled forward in neutral. When the driver attempted to put the gear in drive, it went into reverse instead. The truck lurched backward, pinning Employee #1 against the loading dock and crushing his chest. He was transported to Ontario Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m. The truck had been rented 2 or 3 days before the accident and the driver was not totally familiar with the gearshift pattern. For further details and a description of the truck, see OSHA-1b.
Keywords: chest, signalman, pinned, work rules, caught between, crushed, inexperience, truck, loading dock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112044110 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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