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Accident: 570317 - Caught Between Dock And Semi-Trailer

Accident: 570317 -- Report ID: 0523420 -- Event Date: 10/19/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
128870310/22/19842591Graber Industries Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE RE-SPOTTING TRAILERS AT THE RECEIVING DOCK FOR THE ONCOMING WEEKEND SHIFT. EMPLOYEE #2 STOPPED HIS TRAILER APPROXIMATELY 15 FEET FROM THE DOCK AT BAY 2. HE LEFT THE CAB AND NOTED THAT EMPLOYEE #1 WAS RAISING THE WHEELS ON THE TRAILER NEXT TO HIM AT BAY 3. EMPLOYEE #2 OPENED THE DOORS OF HIS TRAILER, WENT BACK INTO THE CAB AND LOOKED IN BOTH MIRRORS. HE COULD STILL SEE EMPLOYEE #1 RAISING THE WHEELS, SO HE BEGAN TO BACK HIS TRAILER UP. EMPLOYEE #1 LEFT WHERE HE WAS WORKING AND OPENED THE DOOR TO BAY 2 TO SPEAK TO EMPLOYEE #3. EMPLOYEE #3 THEN NOTICED MOVING LIGHTS IN THE PART-WAY OPEN DOOR AT BAY 2. HE RAN TO THE BAY 2 DOOR AND SHOUTED AT EMPLOYEE #1 TO JUMP. EMPLOYEE #1 TURNED AROUND, SHOUTED, AND WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN THE DOCK AND TRAILER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS IN THE "BLIND AREA" OF EMPLOYEE #2. EMPLOYEE #1 LATER DIED OF MASSIVE INTERNAL BLEEDING FROM A RUPTURED RIGHT ATRIUM OF THE HEART.
Keywords: heart, dock, crushed, trailer, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1288703 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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