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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102373115 - Independent Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 102373115Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 08/07/1987

Independent Corporation
310 Huron Street
Elyria, OH 44035
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5172/Petroleum and Petroleum Products Wholesalers, Except Bulk Stations and Terminals
Mailing: 39479 Center River Road, P.O. Box 957, Elyria, OH 44036

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/07/1987
Close Case:09/16/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14387930Event: 05/06/1987Employee Dies After Being Run Over By His Truck
Employee #1, the driver of a truck for delivering petroleum products, was at a terminal picking up goods when he had trouble starting the truck. He got out and, waving a length of wire to a coworker across the yard, went to hot-wire the truck. Employee #1 placed himself between the dual tires behind the cab and the truck's box. He had left the gear shift in reverse, however, and when he managed to short across a switch or solenoid, the truck started up and backed over him, causing fractures and internal injuries. Ten weeks later, while Employee #1 was recovering, he went back to the hospital for treatment of a colostomy. He died soon after.
Keywords: fracture, abdomen, vehicle in gear, jump start, work rules, truck, unmanned, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102373115 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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