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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128332.015 Event: 08/05/2020Driver Is Killed When Crushed Between Two Containers When Tr
At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, an employee was working for an intermodal freight transport company or trucking carrier. He picked up a nd drove semi-trailer truck number P9032 into the firm's yard. He located shippi ng container number BMOU3075767. He backed his truck into the chassis and secure d it to the fifth wheel mechanism, located at the rear of the truck. He stepped out of the truck cabin to attach the red and blue air lines to the chassis along with the electric cable. Once these were securely connected, the employee walke d around the truck to get access to the crank of the landing gear legs. Either h e did not apply the brakes, or the brakes were ineffective. As the landing gear legs retracted up off the ground, the truck and chassis rolled backward and side ways toward the employee. The employee was caught in between the moving chassis container and another stationary container located behind him. He was ultimately pinned between these two containers. A coworker, who was working nearby, discov ered the employee pinned between the two containers and immediately entered the cabin of truck number P9032. The coworker applied both the trailer air supply br akes and the parking brakes. The employee was crushed between two shipping conta iners and was killed. He was immediately pronounced dead on the scene. DOSH lear ned of this event on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from an officer of the Los Angel es Port Police, who reported this incident to the Cal/OSHA Long Beach district o ffice. On the same day, the Division held an opening conference with the employe r at 9:30 a.m.
Keywords: air hose, brake, caught between, container, crushed, pinned, tractor trailer, trailer, trailer truck, truck, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486740.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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