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Inspection: 120177274 - The Sacramento Bee
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento
Report ID: 0950621
Open Date: 01/18/1995
The Sacramento Bee
2100 Q St. Sacramento, CA 95816
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2711/Newspapers: Publishing, or Publishing and Printing
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170812747
Employee Killed When Pinned Between Car And House
In the early morning hours of January 7, 1995, Employee #1, a newspaper delivery driver, and her sister were delivering papers to an address in Rancho Murieta, CA. The site had a driveway that sloped down from the road to the house. Employee #1 was driving the car while her sister sat in the back, folding papers. After pulling into the driveway, Employee #1 got out of the car, which started rolling forward and pinned her against the house. Her sister attempted to get out of the back seat and stop the car, but was unable to do so in time. Employee #1 was crushed and killed. She had left the engine running, the emergency brake off, and the car in drive or neutral.
delivery work, vehicle in gear, brake, pinned, work rules, driver, caught between, crushed, automobile, unmanned
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