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Accident: 202013686 - Employee Dies After Being Caught Between Door Frame And Door

Accident: 202013686 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 10/04/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30437794810/04/20010783Barchella Contracting Inc.
On October 4, 2001, Employee #1 was loading a Chevrolet T6500 Series six-wheel dump truck with a load of mulch from a compost yard. He did not use chocks while loading the mulch. The dump truck was on an incline and started to roll down the slope. Employee #1 tried to stop the truck by running next to it, opening the door and reaching in to depress the brake pedal. Unfortunately, the truck hit a tree before Employee #1 could bring it to a stop. Employee #1 was found dead between the door frame and door of the truck. The truck had an automatic transmission, but did not have a parking gear. The gear selector was in neutral; the key was in the off position; and the parking brake was up. Employee #1 had not pulled up the parking brakes all the way.
Keywords: chock, asphyxiated, brake, caught between, truck, door, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304377948 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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