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Accident: 170246763 - Employee Injured When Pinned Between Truck And Trailer

Accident: 170246763 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 10/16/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11153918511/02/19904213Silver Eagle Company
Employee #1 was riding on the back of a Hostler yard tractor, helping another driver secure the fifth wheel on the trailer. The trailer was too high for the pin to properly engage the fifth wheel on the truck. The truck backed under the trailer further than normal, pinning the employee between the cab and trailer. The driver stopped the truck and pulled forward as soon as he realized what happened. Employee #1 walked to the office and was then transported to the hospital, where he was examined and released. The employer did not enforce his own safety rules prohibiting riding on the rear of the yard tractor, and has been cited.
Keywords: pinned, work rules, riding on equipment, caught between, industrial truck, truck, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111539185 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Truck drivers, heavy

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