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Accident: 202075750 - Employee Killed After Being Crushed By Suspended Vehicle

Accident: 202075750 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 06/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30562330807/08/20025015J & T Auto Parts, Inc
On June 14, 2002, Employee #1 was under a lifted vehicle to remove a part. The vehicle was lifted by a cable attached to the front part of the vehicle and a wrecker was used to lift the vehicle to approximate height of 3 to 4 ft. When Employee #1 entered under the lifted vehicle the cable slipped. The vehicle fell onto Employee #1's head causing his head to lower onto his chest. The employee's upper torso was crushed, asphyxiating him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, asphyxiated, repair, automotive repair, vehicle, wire rope, lockout, crushed, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305623308 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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