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Accident: 202477139 - Employee Is Crushed Between Truck Cab Underbody And Tire

Accident: 202477139 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 04/11/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266640704/11/20115093Ecology Auto Parts Inc
At approximately 4:59 p.m. on April 11, 2011, Employee #1 was working on a truck in the storage yard for Ecology Auto Parts, Inc. The two to four acre yard was used for storing decommissioned commercial trucks for parts salvage and metal recycling. Employee #1 was salvaging parts from a Volvo garbage truck. Employee #1's dead body was found pinned between the underbody of the cab and the left tire. The hydraulic cylinder for the cab tilt had been removed and no other means of blocking or securing the cab in the raised position had been provided.
Keywords: unsecured, scrap yard, hydraulic cylinder, caught between, truck, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312666407 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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