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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14511489 Event: 01/16/1986Employee Struck And Crushed By Falling A-Frame
AT APPROXIMATELY 7:45 AM ON JANUARY 16, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STRUCK IN THE CHEST BY A FALLING A-FRAME. THE A-FRAME WAS MOUNTED ON THE BACK OF A MACK-9 FLAT BED TRUCK, AND WAS BEING USED TO LOAD A FUEL TANK ON THE TRUCK. THE EMPLOYEE WAS KNOCKED TO THE GROUND AND CRUSHED BY THE FRAME. THE CONTROL FOR THE A-FRAME IS LOCATED ON THE TRUCK BED, NEAR THE CAB, AND IS OPERATED BY THE DRIVER. THE CONTROL WAS NOT TOUCHED BY ANYONE, NOR DID THE EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION. IT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED WHAT CAUSED THE A-FRAME TO FALL.
Keywords: chest, loading, crushed, struck by, falling object, flatbed truck, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100295039 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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