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Accident: 4190.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Car Falls From Hydraulic

Accident: 4190.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 12/14/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
110386.01512/14/2011Conway Auto Service, Llp
At 12:30 p.m. on December 14, 2011, an employee was working to repair the electr ical wiring system of a vehicle which he had elevated to a height of around six and a half feet using an in-ground two post hydraulic lift in the first bay of t he garage. The employee was working on the vehicle by himself. While the employ ee was standing near the front of the elevated vehicle, it dislodged from the ad justable pads of the front swing arms and the front end of the vehicle crashed d own, resting against a work bench a few inches from the floor. The employee's c hest was crushed by the front end of the vehicle. The employee was transported b y ambulance to the hospital down the street where he was pronounced dead about a n hour later.
Keywords: crushing, falling object, hydraulic lift, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110386.015 49 M Fatality Automobile mechanic apprentices

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