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Accident: 200230134 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Truck Tractor

Accident: 200230134 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 10/15/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30020222310/16/19964212J.M.F. Inc Dba Jack Buell Trucking
Employee #1 was the driver of a Kenworth truck tractor with a hitched trailer. On the morning of October 15, 1995, he found that the tractor's brakes, an air over hydraulic system, had locked up as a result of the cold weather and the year's first snow. The vehicle was parked on what he believed was level ground. Without setting the tractor in gear, laying down chocks, or setting the brakes on the hitched trailer, he crawled under the tractor and tried to hammer the brakes free. As the brakes released, the tractor rolled back several feet. Employee #1 was crushed and killed.
Keywords: repair, brake, blocks, work rules, crushed, truck, unmanned, tractor--truck, run over, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300202223 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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