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Accident: 201031382 - Employee'S Leg Crushed By Runaway Truck

Accident: 201031382 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 02/26/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12029809604/14/19985983Stretchers Mobile Fueling Inc
At approximately 10:41 p.m. on February 26, 1998, Employee #1, a delivery truck driver, had finished fueling his truck and was about to leave the parking area behind Stretcher's Mobile Fueling, Inc., in Torrance, CA. He engaged the clutch of his PTO truck transmission from outside on the right rear side of the truck, causing the vehicle to move forward. Employee #1 ran after the truck to stop it, but became wedged between it and a sprinkler pipe attached to the north side of a carpet storage building at the north boundary of the parking area. He suffered a crushed upper leg and lacerations, and was transported by paramedics to Harbor--UCLA Medical Center.
Keywords: delivery work, vehicle in gear, caught between, crushed, laceration, truck, leg, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120298096 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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