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Accident: 200672210 - Employee Killed When Tow Truck Overturns

Accident: 200672210 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 10/16/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30188953110/19/19994212Absolute Transfer
Employee #1, a tow truck operator for Absolute Transfer, was using a sling to upright a rolled-over tractor trailer. The sling broke, causing the tow truck to tilt and then roll over onto its side, crushing Employee #1. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The sling was defective and damaged, and it was not protected from sharp edges. The tractor trailer was also too heavy a load for this piece of equipment.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, inadequate maint, work rules, overloaded, equipment failure, crushed, mech mat handling, tow truck, sling, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301889531 Fatality Concussion Hoist and winch operators

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