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Accident: 93577.015 - Employee Is Pinned Under Vehicle, Cpr Started, And Later Die

Accident: 93577.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 03/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1214259.01503/02/2017Ka Bulk Transport Llc
At 5:00 a.m. on March 2, 2017, Employee #1, a full-time mechanic tech, was helpi ng a coworker get his semi-truck, a Peterbilt Motors Co., Model number 386, that was connected to a Heil Co.trailer, out of the parking lot that was covered in ice and snow. The tires appeared to be stuck due to the melting and freezing of the snow overnight. The employee pulled out a "yard horse" (Ottawa, 30 64356 9 8 9) and backed it to the DOT bumper of the trailer. Access to the front of the s emi was not possible due to a security fence and charging station located in fro nt of the semi, and another semi and trailer were located approximately 39 inche s to the left. Employee #1 hooked up a tow chain (ACG70, Forged China, 3/8) to t he rear axle of the trailer and the clevis of the "yard horse" and climbed on. The coworker climbed into the seat of the semi. The coworker had the semi runnin g and the clutch engaged until a "tug" was felt, and started to apply pressure t o the gas pedal to assist in the tow. After a few minutes, the semi and trailer stopped. The coworker was unable to see Employee #1 and got out of the semi to locate him. After walking a short distance toward the building, the coworker s aw that Employee #1 was pinned between the DOT bumper and the "yard horse". The coworker quickly flagged down two other drivers for assistance. The vehicles we re moved apart and CPR was started and continued until Employee #1 arrived at th e hospital. The employee was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Keywords: cpr, mechanic, pinned, slippery surface, struck by, stuck, tire, towed equipment, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1214259.015 36 M Fatality Automobile mechanics

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