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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14455117 Event: 05/06/1986Crushed By Falling Semi-Tractor
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CHANGING TIRES ON THE FRONT OF A SEMI TRACTOR. BOTH FRONT WHEELS HAD BEEN REMOVED. TWO HYDRAULIC JACKS WERE HOLDING THE TRACTOR UP. EMPLOYEE #1 CLIMBED UNDER THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK TO ADJUST ONE OF THE JACKS. THE TRACTOR FELL ON HIM, CRUSHING HIS HEAD. HE WAS LOWERING ONE OF THE JACKS TO MAKE IT EASIER TO MOUNT ONE OF THE TIRES. THE JACK SLIPPED WHILE HE WAS UNDER THE TRACTOR, CAUSING THE TRUCK TO SHIFT AND FALL OFF THE OTHER JACK ALSO.
Keywords: head, hydraulic jack, blocks, crushed, tractor--truck, falling object, jack
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101927077 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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