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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201023579 Event: 06/21/2011Truck Driver Is Injured When Struck By Tow Truck
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on June 21, 2011, Employee #1, a 44-year-old male truck driver with Redhill Towing & Auto Body Inc., was operating a Nissan tow- truck with a Jerr-Dan tilting bed, on a steep single lane street. Employee #1 raised the tilting bed, making contact with the street, and the rear wheels (brakes were air/hydraulic) failed, causing the truck to take off down the hill and off the road. Employee #1 was hit and dragged along with the truck, sustaining fractures to his hip, left arm and leg.
Keywords: fracture, brake, truck, struck by, arm, hip, motor vehicle, leg, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125485458 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, light

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