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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200840114 Event: 11/18/1996Employee Killed When Run Over By Rolling Truck Cab
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on November 18, 1996, Employee #1, an over-the-road truck driver, backed his tanker into the receiving area of a dairy to unload a shipment of milk. He was outside his truck, disconnecting the tractor from the tanker, when the tractor rolled forward and ran him over. Employee #1 was killed. The tractor had been parked on a slight incline, and rolled another 250 ft after striking Employee #1. He had failed to engage the tractor's brakes or to lower the tanker's dolly wheels before he pulled the lever to disconnect the 'fifth wheel' of the tractor trailer.
Keywords: tank truck, brake, blocks, work rules, off loading, unmanned, tractor--truck, run over, slope, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300603396 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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