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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1319001.015 - Wall Street Towing Inc Dba Budget Stadium Milan Towing

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1319001.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 05/29/2018

Wall Street Towing Inc Dba Budget Stadium Milan Towing
East I-94 At Exit 180a To Us-23
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 488410/Motor Vehicle Towing
Mailing: 876 Railroad St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/20/2018
Close Case:10/01/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1342520    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105984.015Event: 05/29/2018Tow Truck Operator Killed When Suv Strikes School Bus
At 10:11 a.m. on May 29, 2018, an employee was working as a tow truck operator for a firm that engaged in towing motor vehicles, or vehicle recovery. The employee responded to a call that involved a school bus with dual rear tires and one of the tires had a flat on the passenger side. The employee positioned his tow truck, or wrecker, in front of the bus. He was lying on the ground just in front of the bus trying to see what equipment he would need to pick up and tow the bus. A 2008 Ford Explorer struck the back of the bus at an extreme speed. It pushed the bus over the employee and into the back of the wrecker. The employee was crushed by the bus. Its spring shackle bolts penetrated his back, killing him.
Keywords: struck by, truck driver, crushed, bolt, traffic accident, shackle, tow truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1319001.015 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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