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Accident: 170617427 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Dump Truck Bed And Cab

Accident: 170617427 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/15/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12021735103/16/19960781Shimada Landscape Inc.
Employee #1, of Shimada Landscape, Inc., was using a dump truck to haul compost. He had trouble lowering the dump, so he returned to the company's equipment yard and raised the bed. He was examining the hydraulic pump under the bed when he apparently activated the mechanism, causing the bed to fall. Employee #1 was crushed and killed between the bed and the cab. It was the first time he had used the dump truck, and he had not been trained in its safe use.
Keywords: work rules, caught between, crushed, inexperience, truck, dump truck, falling object, untrained, hydraulic pump, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120217351 Fatality Other Animal caretakers, except farm

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