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Accident: 87109.015 - Worker Crushed By Dock Level Is Killed

Accident: 87109.015 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 07/13/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1162668.01507/13/20163711130772 - Daimler Trucks North America Llc
On July 13, 2016, an employee performing maintenance on a Kelley dock leveler because it would not rise. It had not been locked out or supported to prevent it from falling. The employee crawled under the leveler. As the employee repaired the leveler, it lowered onto his torso, crushing him. The weight also caused the employee to go into respiratory and cardiac arrest. He was airlifted from the scene to a trauma center. He died from his injuries on July 22, 2016.
Keywords: respiratory, respiratory tract, cardiac arrest, dock, lockout/tagout, maintenance, loading dock, falling object, crushed, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1162668.015 56 M Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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