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Accident: 4374.015 - Employee Crushed When Changing Tire On Large Piece Of Heavy

Accident: 4374.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/10/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
111174.01501/11/2012Triple S Tire Co.
At 11:00 p.m. on January 10, 2012, Employee #1 was contracted to repair a tire o n a large John Deere Scraper. Employee #1 placed a block of wood under the John Deere Scraper, behind the tire to be repaired. The block of wood was used to set up a hydraulic jack and to hold the John Deere Scraper up while the tire was be ing repaired. The John Deere Scraper was hoisted with a truck mounted hoist. The hoist equipment consisted of a wire sling and hook. The wire slings were wrappe d around the tire that needed to be repaired and the hook of the hoist was place d under the rim of the tire while it was hoisted. Employee #1 was under the John Deere Scraper when the hook of the hoist equipment slipped off the rim, crushin g Employee #1 between the John Deere Scraper and the block of wood. Employee # 1 was working alone at the time of the accident. Employee #1 was killed from a l acerated brainstem and several head and face fractures.
Keywords: caught in, construction vehicle, crushing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 111174.015 28 M Fatality

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