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Accident: 170829071 - Employee Killed When Van Falls From Collapsing Cinderblock

Accident: 170829071 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 08/09/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11956370808/09/19945211Western Building Supply, Incorporated
Employee #1 was a maintenance worker at a mill and lumber yard. The company had recently purchased a new custom van and Employee #1 offered to install the shocks because he had owned an automobile-related business and was familiar with the work. One month after installation, it was discovered that the new shocks leaked. When Employee #1 began to install the replacement shocks, he supported the van by two concrete cinderblocks. One of the blocks collapsed under the weight of the van. Employee #1's chest was crushed and he died.
Keywords: chest, installing, automotive repair, collapse, unsecured, blocks, work rules, crushed, automobile
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119563708 Fatality Asphyxia Janitors and cleaners

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