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Accident: 202005666 - Employee Lowers Hydraulic Jack Onto Himself, Dies

Accident: 202005666 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 01/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31581861701/26/20124215Ups, Inc.
On January 25, 2012, Employee#1, mechanic with UPS Company, Bus, Truck and Stationary Engine Mechanics, was raising the truck with hydraulic floor jack, supporting the truck with jack stands. Employee#1 slid under the vehicle to reach the controls. While Employee#1 was underneath the vehicle, he released the hydraulic jack, inadvertently lowering vehicle onto him. Employee#1 died, Compression Asphyxia.
Keywords: chest, bus, hydraulic lift, asphyxiated, mechanic, engine, jack, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315818617 Fatality Asphyxia Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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