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Accident: 845875 - Employee Killed When Pinned Between Tractor And Semi

Accident: 845875 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 06/12/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10352055706/14/19934231J & B Distributors, Inc.
On June 12, 1993, Employee #1 was at an interstate carrier's maintenance shop. A tractor truck was backing up to couple its fifth wheel with a reefer semi-trailer. When the trailer dolly was lifted, Employee #1 was found between the trailer's kingpin and the fifth wheel. He had been killed. The reefer unit was on. The tractor did not sound the the air horn before backing up or follow standard fifth wheel coupling procedures.
Keywords: back-up alarm, horn, pinned, work rules, struck by, tractor--truck, trailer, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103520557 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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