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Inspection: 15367402 - Bobby G Forehand

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 15367402Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 10/16/1984

Bobby G Forehand
Vollmar Inc 3820 S Meeker Ave
Muncie, IN 47302
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 3205 East Wilson Rd, Muncie, IN 47302

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/08/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/14/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360581391    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14223671Event: 10/11/1984Dump Truck Bed Closed On Mechanic
ON OCTOBER 11,1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 5:30 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PREPARING TO TRANSFER A REBUILT 3RD MEMBER FOR A 1972 MACK DUMP TRUCK FROM A PORTABLE HOIST TO A SMALLER HOIST. THE SMALLER HOIST WAS CONNECTED TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE RAISED DUMP BED FOR EVENTUAL LOWERING ONTO THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD ONE LEG INSIDE THE FRAME AND ONE LEG OUTSIDE. HE WAS BENT OVER WITH HIS BODY, FROM THE WAIST UP, DIRECTLY UNDER THE BED (BETWEEN THE FRAME AND THE BED). WHEN PREPARING FOR THE TRANSFER, EMPLOYEE #1 EITHER STEPPED ON OR LOWERED THE THIRD MEMBER ONTO THE CONTROL VALVE CABLE WHICH WAS CONNECTED TO THE BED, CAUSING IT TO LOWER. THE DESCENDING BED SQUEEZED EMPLOYEE #1 AGAINST THE FRAME, BREAKING HIS BACK AND SEVERING HIS SPINAL CORD. HE DIED 2 1/2 HOURS LATER FROM INTERNAL INJURIES, AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: fracture, spine, mechanic, crushed, truck, dump truck, dump truck bed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15367402 Fatality Fracture Heavy equipment mechanics

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