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Accident: 200923407 - Employee Is Killed During Truck Repair

Accident: 200923407 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 08/30/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31040516208/30/20061629Julio'S Trucking
On August 30, Employee #1, the owner of a trucking company, was fixing the tail gate of a dump truck. The middle of the tailgate was extruded due to the hauling of gravel and dirt. The employee placed a 4 ft by 6 ft piece of wood between the truck's deformed tailgate and another truck and applied compressive pressure in order to fix the deformation. The employee tried five times, unsuccessfully, to repair the tailgate. On the sixth attempt, the piece of wood broke and struck the employee in his chest and right arm, breaking his arm and killing him instantly due to the impact.
Keywords: chest, fracture, tailgate, automotive repair, wood slab, construction, truck, mech mat handling, struck by, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310405162 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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