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Accident: 202334546 - Employee Crushed By Equipment

Accident: 202334546 -- Report ID: 0253420 -- Event Date: 08/22/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31525151208/22/20128744New Jersey Transit Heavy Rail
On August 22, 2012, Employee #1 was performing routine maintenance on a Knox Kershaw Double Broom KDB6000, serial number 60000908, and discovered that the broom had a leaking hydraulic hose. He raised the broom, went under it, removed the hydraulic hose, and the broom came down on top of him, crushing him. It was determined that Employee #1 did not use the manufacturer's safety features for locking out the broom prior to removing the hose.
Keywords: maintenance, inadequate maint, hydraulic fluid, lockout, crushed, restraining device
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315251512 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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