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Accident: 170812747 - Employee Killed When Pinned Between Car And House

Accident: 170812747 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/07/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12017727401/18/19952711The Sacramento Bee
In the early morning hours of January 7, 1995, Employee #1, a newspaper delivery driver, and her sister were delivering papers to an address in Rancho Murieta, CA. The site had a driveway that sloped down from the road to the house. Employee #1 was driving the car while her sister sat in the back, folding papers. After pulling into the driveway, Employee #1 got out of the car, which started rolling forward and pinned her against the house. Her sister attempted to get out of the back seat and stop the car, but was unable to do so in time. Employee #1 was crushed and killed. She had left the engine running, the emergency brake off, and the car in drive or neutral.
Keywords: delivery work, vehicle in gear, brake, pinned, work rules, driver, caught between, crushed, automobile, unmanned
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120177274 Fatality Strain/Sprain Truck drivers, light

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