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Accident: 201124039 - Employee Injured When Vehicle Rolled Off Blocks And Fell

Accident: 201124039 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 12/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083874501/10/20031794Ryan Engineering, Inc.
On December 30, 2002, Employee #1 was underneath a pickup truck disconnecting the drive shaft at the differential housing in preparation for replacing the transmission. Employee #1 raised the rear wheels and set them on wooden blocks to gain more clearance. He also chocked the front wheels to secure the vehicle from movement but only on the forward side. The parking brake was not engaged. Employee #1 did not use the jack stands next to him nor the automotive lift which was also available. Perhaps due to the pulling and tugging being done, the rear wheels rolled backwards off the wooden blocks and a wheel ran over Employee #1's left leg. He suffered a fracture of the fibula at the knee.
Keywords: knee, wheel, fracture, automotive repair, mechanic, pickup truck, run over, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300838745 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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