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Accident: 201924289 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Hydraulic Rails

Accident: 201924289 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 09/25/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31026502009/26/20074953Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
Employee #1, a mechanic performing maintenance on a waste disposal truck, was crushed by the rails used to lift 40-yd refuse containers onto the truck bed. The lifted rails were not blocked to prevent hydraulic pressure release and the rails crushed and pinned Employee #1 between the rails and the truck frame. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, pinned, caught between, crushed, unguarded, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310265020 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Heavy equipment mechanics

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