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Accident: 201370772 - Employee Killed By Falling Container

Accident: 201370772 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 04/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30525072204/10/20034214Advance Transportation Services Incorporated
Employee #1, a truck driver, was fatally injured when a 2000-pound stack of metal containers fell from a trailer crushing him. A Bobcat was being used to unload the trailer from the opposite side at the time of the accident. The Bobcat operator believes that he bumped a stack of containers as he was unloading the truck and they fell. The Bobcat operator does not know why Employee #1 was standing on the opposite side of the trailer, which was out of his view. Photos from the scene indicate that Employee #1 may have been moving cargo straps at the time of the accident. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: obstructed view, crushed, struck by, containerized cargo, trailer, falling object, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305250722 Fatality Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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