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Accident: 171059397 - Employee Injured When Crushed By Falling Truck Bed

Accident: 171059397 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 06/30/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30360747706/30/20008661Church Of Jesus Christ Christ Of Lds
Employee #1 and a coworker were attempting to remove material from a raised dump truck bed. The truck's hydraulic lift system repeatedly failed to hold up the bed, so the coworker used a forklift to raise the passenger-side front corner. Employee #1 was between the driver-side corner of the bed and the truck frame, pouring hydraulic fluid into the system, when the bed dropped approximately 2 ft, crushing him against I-beam of the truck frame. Employee #1 sustained a lacerated liver, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, unsecured, work rules, liver, caught between, crushed, laceration, dump truck, mech malfunction, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303607477 Hospitalized injury Other Packaging and filling machine operators

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