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Accident: 200571578 - Mechanic Killed When Jack Fails And Car Falls

Accident: 200571578 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 06/08/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31424605906/08/20114212Edie Waste, Incorporated
On June 8, 2011, Employee #1, a 48-year-old male, mechanic, with Edie Waste Incorporated, was working under the driver's side wheel well of a 1998 Ford Taurus. Employee #1 was working in a warehouse when the hand jack that was supporting the Ford Taurus failed causing the vehicle to fall on to Employee #1. Employee #1 was crushed and killed as a result of head injuries. The incident was reported by a coworker who noticed that Employee #1 had not returned to the shop for some time.
Keywords: head, hydraulic lift, mechanic, crushed, automobile, struck by, jack
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314246059 Fatality Fracture Automobile mechanics

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