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Accident: 170895775 - Employee Killed When Motor Home Falls Off Jacks

Accident: 170895775 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 03/27/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612928703/27/20007549United Road Services Dba Bill & Wags,Inc.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on March 27, 2000, Employee #1, a tow-truck driver for Bill and Wag's, Inc., was working on the drive shaft of a motor home, plate # E33LT, that was raised on jacks on the right shoulder of Interstate 10E in Pomona, CA. He was using hand tools when the motor home suddenly lurched forward about a foot and crushed him. Employee #1 was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The employer stated that Employee #1 had not used the wood chocks that were available to him in the tow truck. According to the owner of the vehicle, Employee #1 had turned off the engine prior to beginning work.
Keywords: chock, automotive repair, blocks, work rules, mechanic, mobile home, falling object, jack, motor vehicle, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126129287 Fatality Other Truck drivers, light

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