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Accident: 201760642 - Employee Killed When Crushed Beneath Auto Hoist

Accident: 201760642 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/14/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30131316908/17/19985521Car Max
At 12:45 p.m. on August 14, 1998, Employee #1 was found by a coworker under a Challenger Lift with the top half of his head crushed under the arm of the lift. Red rags were found underneath his head and the pressure release lever was found with a bungee cord wrapped around it to hold the lever down. This is not an industrial fatality but has been classified as suicide.
Keywords: fracture, head, hydraulic lift, hoist, crushed, suicide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301313169 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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