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Accident: 202347779 - Automobile Mechanic Is Killed When Struck By Car

Accident: 202347779 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 09/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30558552309/24/20027538L & W Auto Service
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on September 24, 2002, an automobile mechanic working for a repair shop directed a customer to drive his vehicle on the sidewalk in front of the shop. The vehicle faced north and the mechanic directed the customer to move forward so that he could align the jack under the vehicle. The mechanic stooped and while he directed the customer, the customer inadvertently accelerated pinning the employee against another car. The employee suffered a severe crushing injury to his chest and was killed.
Keywords: chest, automotive repair, pinned, mechanic, struck against, caught between, crushed, automobile, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305585523 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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