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Accident: 201085552 - Employee Killed When Crushed Under Trailer During Leveling

Accident: 201085552 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/29/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12581163807/30/20041711Trane A Div Of American Std
On July 29, 2004, Employee #1, who worked for a company that does HVAC repairs and installations, was helping to move a trailer at the Fresno Convention Center in Fresno, CA. He was leveling the trailer's temporary cooling tower by putting wooden blocks under the trailer stands when the trailer shifted. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed. A forklift was being used to move and adjust the trailer, not a crane as originally planned. Helping to move the trailer was not part of Employee #1's job duties.
Keywords: unsecured, blocks, work rules, load shift, construction, caught between, crushed, industrial truck, mech mat handling, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125811638 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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