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Accident: 993410 - Employee Crushed While Operating Tow Tractor

Accident: 993410 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 05/21/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10222606505/21/19869511Spring Creek Nyc Dep
Employee #1 was operating a diesel tow tractor at a sewage treatment plant when he attempted to drive it out of an enclosure with low overhead clearance. According to the plant superintendent, the rear portion of the driver's seat hit an overhanging steel frame while the vehicle was in reverse gear. Employee #1 was crushed between the steel framework and the steering wheel. He was killed.
Keywords: clearance, work rules, equipment operator, caught between, crushed, tractor, backing up, steering wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102226065 Fatality Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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