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Inspection: 301773107 - Brines Wrecker Service
Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv
Report ID: 0454510
Open Date: 02/11/1998
Brines Wrecker Service
Old Us Hwy 17 Ridgeland, SC 29912
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7549/Automotive Services, Except Repair and Carwashes
Mailing: 1805 Northwest Bypass, Springfield, MO 65803
Employee #1, a wrecker operator, had come from Missouri to tow back a bus. He used his toe truck to raise the bus and placed two 4 by 4 in. boards under each front tire to allow him to connect his tow truck properly to the bus. Employee #1 then went under the bus to hook up his wrecker to the front axle. The location of the bus had received a lot of rain in the past week and the 4 by 4 blocks began to sink and turn sideways. This caused the bus to slip off the blocks, pinning Employee #1. He died of suffocation.
bus, suffocated, blocks, pinned, slip, caught by, unstable surface, tow truck, falling object, unstable position
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