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Accident: 708792 - Car Fell Off Jack Onto Employee

Accident: 708792 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10210228204/30/19867539American Engine Exchange
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PREPARING TO CHANGE THE OIL ON A CHEVROLET CITATION. HE HAD LIFTED THE FRONT END (BY THE BUMPER) WITH A "GRAY" PORTA-MATIC AIR LIFT JACK. HE THEN WENT UNDER THE CAR, USING A CREEPER, BEHIND THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL. ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WAS LOOKING INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FROM ABOVE WHEN THE CAR SUDDENLY FELL OFF THE JACK. JACK STANDS WERE AVAILABLE. THE BUMPER WAS APPROXIMATELY 28 INCHES ABOVE THE FLOOR. THE REAR WHEELS WERE NOT BLOCKED.
Keywords: maintenance, blocks, crushed, automobile, falling object, jack, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102102282 Fatality Other Automobile mechanics

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