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Accident: 78589.015 - Employee Is Killed When Dump Truck Bed Collapses On Him

Accident: 78589.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 07/30/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1082571.01507/31/2015Bennett Trucking Service,Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on July 30, 2015, Employee #1 was working on the rear axle torsion bar of a Peterbilt empty dump truck. The bed of the dump truck was suspended in the air with the hydraulic rod and body prop. The support platform that nested the body prop sheared back, away from the frame of the truck, and caused the bed to collapse on top of Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: collapse, crushed, dump truck bed, hydraulic line, lockout/tagout, platform
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1082571.015 63 M Fatality

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