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Accident: 69200.015 - Car Jack Fails, Crushing An Employee Beneath Front End Loade

Accident: 69200.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 11/24/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1010167.01511/24/2014K & L Lawn Care
At 2:30 p.m. on November 24, 2014, an employee who was the owner of an automotiv e repair shop was replacing the tires of a front-end loader. After removing thr ee tires from the front-end loader that was raised using two 10 Ton Car Quest ja ck stands, the employee adjusted one of the jacks in order to remove the fourth tire. The jack he was adjusting sunk into the ground, crushing the employee bene ath the loader. The employee died as a result of his injuries sustained.
Keywords: chest, collapse, crushing, equipment failure, front end loader, jack, maintenance, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1010167.015 42 M Fatality Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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