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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14477855 Event: 02/05/1986Crushed Under Tractor Trailer
EMPLOYEE #2 WAS ASKED TO DRIVE A TRACTOR TRAILER AROUND THE BUILDING TO ANOTHER LOADING DOCK. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSTRUCTED TO GO BY FOOT TO HELP UNLOAD THE TRAILER. EMPLOYEE #1 ARRIVED AT THE UNLOADING AREA BEFORE THE TRUCK AND SAT DOWN BEHIND A 7 FOOT HIGH PILE OF MATERIALS, OUT OF VIEW OF THE TRUCK DRIVER. EMPLOYEE #2, WHO HAD A VALID OPERATOR'S PERMIT, WAS DRIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS PARTICULAR JOB. HE APPARENTLY CUT THE TRAILER TOO QUICKLY. THE TRAILER CONTACTED THE STORED MATERIAL ABOUT HALF WAY DOWN ITS LENGTH AND SOME OF THE MATERIAL BECAME WEDGED UNDER THE TRAILER. THE MATERIAL CAUGHT EMPLOYEE #1 AND DRAGGED HIM ALONG THE GROUND ABOUT 20 FEET. HIS CHEST WAS CRUSHED AND HE DIED. EMPLOYEE #2 SHOWED SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK AND WAS ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD WORKED FOR THE EMPLOYER FOR 5 1/2 DAYS. EMPLOYEE #2 HAD BEEN THERE 2 1/2 DAYS.
Keywords: chest, heart attack, crushed, inexperience, tractor trailer, poor visibility
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101086577 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 101086577 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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