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Accident: 200351468 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Truck And Dock

Accident: 200351468 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 09/12/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30382728109/12/20004213B.I. Transportation,Inc.
On September 21, 2000, Employee #1 was delivering materials to Whisper Soft in Wallace, NC. He was backing his 18-wheel vehicle up to the loading dock when he stopped and apparently exited the truck to open the rear doors of the trailer in preparation for off-loading. While he was behind the truck, it began to roll backward, pinning him against the loading dock bumper. Workers at Whisper Soft heard Employee #1 screaming and rushed to his aid. Efforts were made to stabilize Employee #1 before Emergency Services arrived and transported him to a local doctor's office. Additional life-saving efforts were applied but Employee #1 was pronounced dead by the Medical Examiner at 10:50 a.m.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, pinned, work rules, caught between, off loading, tractor trailer, unmanned, backing up, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303827281 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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