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Accident: 692046 - Employee Crushed Between Dump Truck Bed And Frame

Accident: 692046 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 10/01/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10567331310/05/19877538Coburn Equipment & Repair
AT APPROXIMATELY 9 AM ON OCTOBER 1, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED TO UNBOLT THE CENTER CARRIER BEARING FROM THE PTO DRIVE SHAFT ON A 1977 CHEVROLET DUMP TRUCK. THIS WAS THE FIRST DUMP TRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 HAD EVER WORKED ON. HE HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED TO PERFORM THE WORK FROM UNDERNEATH THE DUMP TRUCK BUT NEEDED TO RAISE THE TRUCK'S BED SO THAT HE WOULD HAVE MORE LIGHT WHILE WORKING. WHILE HE WAS WORKING AT HIS TASK EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SOMEHOW CAUGHT, AT HIS CHEST, BETWEEN THE BED AND THE FRAME OF THE DUMP TRUCK. THE EMPLOYEE WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Keywords: chest, maintenance, crushed, dump truck, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105673313 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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