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Accident: 19575.015 - Employee Is Caught By Liftgate And Is Killed

Accident: 19575.015 -- Report ID: 0317300 -- Event Date: 04/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
430831.01505/23/2012Savanna Auto Care, Llc
At approximately 12:00 a.m. on April 13, 2012, Employee #1 was trying to use a h ydraulic liftgate on a truck. However, the lift was not operating properly, Empl oyee #1 climbed in between the hydraulic liftgate and the truck and laid prone o n the liftgate. He reached back into the liftgate pump and motor to trouble shoo t. The liftgate started actuating and began moving up, pinning him between the u nderside of the truck and the liftgate. Employee #1 sustained blunt force trauma to his abdomen and died.
Keywords: caught between, crushed, hydraulic lift, pinned, pump
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 430831.015 1 M Fatality

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