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Inspection: 100310259 - Ryder Truck Rental Inc
Inspection Information - Office: Dallas
Report ID: 0626300
Open Date: 11/07/1985
Ryder Truck Rental Inc
5115 Cockrell Hill Rd Dallas, TX 75236
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7513/Truck Rental and Leasing, Without Drivers
On October 31, 1985, Employee #1, a truck mechanic with Ryder Truck Rental, Inc., was making repairs underneath a vehicle transport trailer that was sitting atop wooden blocks. The trailer, whose wheels had been removed, was connected to a Ford LN 900 diesel truck. While Employee #1 was working on the trailer's axle, the truck moved approximately 12 to 13 in., causing the trailer to fall off the blocks and onto his chest. Employee #1 was killed. The wheels on the diesel truck were not chocked and its parking brake was not set.
chest, chock, automotive repair, brake, work rules, mechanic, crushed, trailer, falling object, unstable position
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