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Accident: 86238.015 - Mechanic Is Crushed By Trailer And Is Killed

Accident: 86238.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 06/20/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1157109.01506/21/2016Heavy Transport, Inc.
At 8:00 p. m. on June 20, 2016, Employee #1, a mechanic, arrived to change a blo wn tire on a 9 axle heavy haulage trailer carrying an oversize crane (150,000 lb total weight). Employee #1 was trying to remove the tread from a blown tire th at wrapped itself around the axle of the trailer. The coworker, driver, was movi ng the trailer back and forth under the direction of the Employee #1 trying to g et the tread free. Employee #1 got underneath the trailer to try to pry the tre ad off the axle and sat on the ground facing the rear of the trailer. The employ ee was straddling wheel seven of eight on the seventh axle, directly adjacent to the blown tire (six of eight). The coworker moved the vehicle forward about th ree feet and ran over the Employee #1's leg and abdomen. Employee #1 was killed from their injuries.
Keywords: abdomen, crushed, leg, mechanic, run over, struck by, tire, trailer, trailer truck, wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1157109.015 53 M Fatality Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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