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Accident: 890681 - Employee Injured When Pinned Under Front End Loader

Accident: 890681 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 01/12/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10441213501/12/19895531The Grier Tire Company
Employee #1 was changing a flat tire on the rear wheel of a Terex loader, which had an articulating chassis with floating axles. He raised the loader's left rear wheel off the ground using two hydraulic bottle jacks with a 22 ton capacity each. He then placed two blocks under the banjo housing of the rear axle. He realized that he had to raise the loader higher off the ground and crawled under the loader to operate the jacks. As he was raising the jacks, they slipped from under the loader and the loader fell, pinning him. Employee #1 was hospitalized. There were no blocks between the jack caps and the loader, which was not properly blocked, cribbed, or otherwise secured.
Keywords: chock, front end loader, hydraulic jack, unsecured, blocks, pinned, work rules, slip, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104412135 Hospitalized injury Other Garage and service station related occupations

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