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Inspection: 14854400 - R L Kelly And Sons

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 14854400Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 11/14/1984

R L Kelly And Sons
8621 Liberty Rd
Frederick, MD 21701
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2048/Prepared Feed and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Except Dogs and Cats

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/10/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/13/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360614689    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14460349Event: 11/13/1984Crushed Between Two Vehicles
EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE IN THE PROCESS OF UNLOADING CORN FROM A 2 1/2 TON TRUCK. THE CORN IS DUMPED FROM THE TRUCK INTO A CONVEYOR. THE CONVEYOR MOVES THE GRAIN INTO A STORAGE BIN ON THE LOADING DOCK. A BULK TRUCK WAS PARKED ALONG THE FRONT OF THE LOADING DOCK, NEXT TO THE GRAIN BIN INTO WHICH THE CORN IS PLACED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER OF THE BULK TRUCK. NEITHER TRUCK HAD IT'S ENGINE RUNNING. THE ENGINE NEEDS TO BE RUNNING TO RAISE THE BED. ANOTHER EMPLOYEE TOLD EMPLOYEE #1 THAT HE WOULD RAISE THE TRUCK BED SO THE CORN WOULD FLOW FASTER. HE THEN STARTED THE TRUCK'S ENGINE. WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED, THE TRUCK LUNGED BACKWARDS, PINNING EMPLOYEE #1 BETWEEN THE TRUCKS. THE RIGHT REAR CORNER OF THE DUMP TRUCK PINNED EMPLOYEE #1 AGAINST THE FRONT RIGHT FENDER OF THE BULK TRUCK.THE DUMP TRUCK WAS IN REVERSE GEAR AND THE OPERATOR LEFT THE CLUTCH ENGAGED WHEN HE STARTED IT. THE DUMP TRUCK WAS A 1972 MODEL C-60 CHEVROLET. THE BULK TRUCK WAS A 1981 INTERNATIONAL. THE TRUCK OPERATOR INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT HAS 28 YEARS OF DRIVING EXPERIENCE AND DRIVES DAILY FOR THE COMPANY. HE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED AT THE COMPANY FOR 15 YEARS. THE UNLOADING PROCESS IS A DAILY OPERATION. THE COMPANY IS A FAMILY TYPE OPERATION. SAFETY INFORMATION IS TRANSMITTED VERBALLY TO THE EMPLOYEES. THIS WAS THE FIRST FATAL ACCIDENT AT THIS MILL.
Keywords: vehicle, started in gear, crushed, dump truck, backing up, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14854400 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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