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Accident: 689026 - Car Tipped Off Jack And Fell On Employee

Accident: 689026 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 07/17/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
290685707/19/19855932Ziemann Recycling
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TOLD TO MEASURE THE SIZE OF A DIFFERENTIAL ON ONE OF THE CARS IN THE JUNK YARD. HE CHOSE TO RAISE THE CAR WITH A HANDYMAN JACK. HE FAILED TO BLOCK IT UP BEFORE CRAWLING UNDER TO DO THE MEASURING. THE JACK TIPPED TO ONE SIDE, ALLOWING THE CAR TO FALL ONTO EMPLOYEE #1. THE CROSS MEMBER OF THE TRAILER HITCH FELL ACROSS HIS THOAT. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN TRAINED TO NEVER GO UNDER A VEHICLE THAT WASN'T BLOCKED UP. ALSO, THE EMPLOYER PROVIDED A LARGE FORK LIFT TO LIFT THE JUNK VEHICLES AS WELL AS A SAFETY RACK TO SET THEM ON. THE HANDYMAN JACK WAS TO BE USED ONLY TO REMOVE WHEELS, DRUMS AND ROTORS.
Keywords: throat, blocks, crushed, automobile, falling object, jack, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2906857 Fatality Asphyxia Garage and service station related occupations

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