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Accident: 201352887 - Supervisor Is Killed When Crushed Between Truck And Dock

Accident: 201352887 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 11/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30843491911/16/20055013Global Motorsport Group, Inc.
On November 15, 2005, Employee #1, a shipping supervisor, was verifying the completeness of loads on trucks. After noticing that some tires were left off a truck, he jumped from a dock onto the pavement to inform the truck driver. When the driver backed up to the dock, Employee #1 was crushed and pinned between the rear bumper of the trailer and the dock plate. After the truck was driven forward, Employee #1 slumped to the ground. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from blunt force trauma to his torso. Contributing to the accident were blind spots behind the tractor-trailer, lack of a back-up alarm, and failure to use a spotter.
Keywords: back-up alarm, loading, torso, caught between, crushed, tractor trailer, loading dock, communication, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308434919 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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