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Accident: 201610482 - Employee'S Arm Caught Between Truck Axle And Pit Wall

Accident: 201610482 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 06/15/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30204767507/02/19983711Freightliner Corporation
Employee #1, a mechanic, was working underneath Truck #1 in the pit. Truck #2, behind Truck #1 on the production line, would not start. A second mechanic was attempting to start Truck #2 by periodically turning the starter on and off with the clutch out. Truck #2 started unexpectedly, causing it to hit Truck #1. Employee #1, who was working under Truck #1, sustained crushing injuries to his left arm as Truck #1 moved forward at impact and caught his arm between the front axle and the wall of the pit. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: mechanic, caught between, truck, pit, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302047675 Hospitalized injury Fracture Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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