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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302014691 - Wayne Erickson T/A Johnson Motor Company

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 302014691Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 01/28/1998

Wayne Erickson T/A Johnson Motor Company
1421 S. Philadelphia Boulevard (Route 40)
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7538/General Automotive Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/06/1998
Close Case:02/06/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 302014691Event: 01/28/1998Pinned Between A Wall And A Car-Doing Front End Alignment
Employee #1 was pinned between a masonry wall and an automobile while attempting to perform a front end alignment. The vehicle rolled forward while on a set of elevated tracks. The elevated tracks allowed the mechanic to make adjustments to the vehicle wheel alignment while standing in a pit. The measurements of the pit were 10 feet, 5 inches long by 13 feet, 7.5 inches wide and 32 inches deep. The vehicles front end struck a man pushing Employee #1 into the front masonry wall. The vehicle's bumper was positioned against his pelvis. Employee #1 suffered internal injuries and damage to his right hand. He was transported by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit.
Keywords: automotive repair, pinned, pelvis
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302014691 Hospitalized injury Other Automobile mechanics

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