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Accident: 170896542 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Unmanned Truck

Accident: 170896542 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 09/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025366109/19/19970783Thompson Tree Service
Employee #1 was engaged in a tree trimming and removal operation. He stepped out of his truck, leaving the engine idling in neutral and the parking brake lever in the 'off' position. Employee #1 had walked only a few steps when he noticed that the truck was moving backward. He ran to catch up to the truck and, while trying to climb into the cab, was struck by the open door and knocked to the ground. Employee #1 was run over by the left front wheel and killed.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, brake, work rules, truck, unmanned, run over, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120253661 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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