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Accident: 91988.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Truck Backing Up

Accident: 91988.015 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 01/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1201419.01501/05/2017Wa317943542 - Spokane Produce Inc
At approximately 9:40 a.m. on January 5, 2017, an employee was attempting to sep arate one semi-trailer from another that had slid into it. The employee had posi tioned himself underneath the trailer, between the kingpin and the landing gear bracing. The employee maintained the position as the semi-truck driver backed u p towards the trailer in an attempt to bump or nudge the trailer by striking the trailer's kingpin with the angled portion of the fifth wheel's skid plate. The driver wanted to bump the trailer away from the other trailer. While backing up, the driver missed the kingpin and continued to backup beyond it crushing the em ployee between the rear portion of the truck and the trailer's landing gear brac ing. The employee was killed.
Keywords: backing up, crushed, motor vehicle, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1201419.015 28 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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