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Accident: 202359410 - Worker Is Killed By Falling Truck Bed

Accident: 202359410 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/27/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30965861503/27/20061799James Vernon Butler
On March 27, 2006, Employee #1 was building a truck bed in the garage of a residence. When he raised the bed using the homeowner's automotive lift, the bed fell onto him and killed him. The arms of the lift were not locked and the lift was designed for autos with lifting points, not for a bed without lifting points. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: automotive repair, unsecured, work rules, welding, hoist, truck, struck by, automatic restart
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309658615 Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters

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