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Accident: 69601.015 - Employee Falls From Railcar To Tracks And Is Killed

Accident: 69601.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/16/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1014490.01512/16/2014Caliber Auto Transfer Of Mira Loma Inc
At 8:30 a. m. on December 16, 2014, Employee #1, a railroad worker, climbed into the top third level (C-deck) of a Tri-level Auto-rack railcar #700G96, to check and verify the tire securement of a yellow Chevrolet Camaro. He checked the cho ck and straps of the car, to see if they were removed. After the employee went a round to the front of the car, he moved backwards and fell from the C-deck throu gh a 3 foot 6.5 inch gap opening between two bridge plates at an elevation of mo re than 13 feet above the rail road tracks. Employee #1 fell and struck the trac ks and sustained head trauma and multiple body fractures, killing him.
Keywords: chock, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, lost balance, railroad, railroad car, railroad track, rib, skull, struck against, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1014490.015 58 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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