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Accident: 200991008 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Automobile

Accident: 200991008 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/18/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30971813804/19/20067549D J'S Towing & Storage
Employee #1 placed jack stands under the frame of an automobile to remove the right front axle of the vehicle. The right front tire and wheel had been removed, and the brake parts where also removed. All other parts were loosened and the employee was trying to pry the axle out from the transmission. He was lying on an auto mechanics creeper with his head and shoulders under the front of the car and was prying on the axle, when the right front jack stand came out from under the frame of the vehicle. The automobile fell and struck him in the head, crushing his skull and killing him.
Keywords: automotive repair, crushed, skull, automobile, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309718138 Fatality Fracture Garage and service station related occupations

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