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Accident: 200090835 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Car

Accident: 200090835 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 05/19/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31234595205/19/20105541Post Road Fuel Inc.
On May 19, 2010, Employee #1 and a friend put a car on a car lift and raised it approximately 4 feet high, to repair the left front tire and to locate a noise in the front end of the car. The friend started to take off the front tire of the car, and Employee #1 went under the car. Employee #1 asked his friend to shake the front wheel, so he could locate the noise in the front end. As the friend was shaking the front wheel, the car started to seesaw on the lift. The front of the car started leaning toward the floor and then fell to the floor. The rear of the car came off the lift and fell to the floor. It crushed and killed Employee #1, who was still under the car, when it fell from the lift.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, automotive repair, mechanic, crushed, automobile, struck by, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312345952 Fatality Other Automobile mechanics

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