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Accident: 69535.015 - Employee Falls From Elevated Trailer And Is Killed

Accident: 69535.015 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 12/11/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1014003.01512/11/2014Jack Cooper Transport Company, Inc.
At 5:30 p.m. on December 11, 2014, Employee #1 was loading passenger cars and va ns onto a vehicle transportation trailer. All 7 vehicles were loaded, and the em ployee was lowering the trailer's rear section to allow for safe transport with roadway clearances when the hydraulic mechanism became stuck. Employee #1, stand ing on the elevated vehicle tracks, tried to manually loosen the set screw with a socket wrench. The employee had to reach over his head to put the socket wrenc h into a visually obscured recess to loosen the set screw. The employee slipped and fell between the vehicle sections, hitting his head on the metal transporter trailer and then the asphalt pavement, and was killed.
Keywords: asphalt, elevated work platform, fall, head, hydraulic lift, motor vehicle, obstructed view, struck against, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1014003.015 59 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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