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Accident: 202045027 - Employees Involved In Accident When Jump Starting A Truck

Accident: 202045027 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 11/01/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30553808411/01/20041741Stoney Crete Co.
Employee #1, a mason working for Stone Crete Co. in North Clarendon, VT, and Employee #2, the owner of the company, were trying to jump start a truck As soon as the engine started, the truck began to move because the transmission was set in gear. Simultaneously, Employee #1 attempted to climb into the driver's seat but was pinned between the large moving truck and an adjacent parked vehicle; Employee #2, standing on the passenger side, attempted to run around the front of the truck but was caught by the front bumper and was run over by the front axel. Employee #1 was crushed between the two vehicles, fell to the ground and was run over by the rear dual wheel of the truck. He died shortly thereafter. Employee #2 was able to roll out from between the front and rear axels when the truck came to a stop after colliding with two other vehicles. Employee #2 suffered contusions, abrasions and was hospitalized.
Keywords: jump start, jump on moving equip, crushed, truck, abrasion, run over, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305538084 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle
2 305538084 Fatality Other Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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