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Accident: 170899991 - Employee'S Leg Fractured When Caught Between Tug And Dolly

Accident: 170899991 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605258803/11/19974512Northwest Airlines
At 1:30 a.m. on March 8, 1997, Employee #1, of Northwest Airlines, was picking up the dollies from the bone yard at the airline's ramp at LAX. He left his #T-27 tug idling in neutral, with the safety brake in place, while he tried to hook up a string of dollies. Employee #1 was between the tug and the string of dollies, and was lifting the pin to hook up the tong of the dolly to the hook of the tug when the tug jumped gears from neutral into reverse. His lower left leg became pinned between the tug wheel and dolly #346, fracturing both the tibia and the fibula.
Keywords: fracture, vehicle in gear, brake, airport, tibia, pinned, caught between, leg, towmotor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126052588 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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