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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309492627 - Robinson Wrecker Service

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 309492627Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 12/06/2005

Robinson Wrecker Service
Md195 Westbound Over Md 295 Southbound
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7549/Automotive Services, Except Repair and Carwashes
NAICS: 488410/Motor Vehicle Towing
Mailing: 9093 Craney Island Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/03/2006
Close Case:03/03/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202359345Event: 12/01/2005Employee Is Run Over By Two Vehicles And Killed
On December 1, 2005, a tow truck operator was dispatched to MD Route 195 westbound over MD Route 295 southbound to tow a disabled Greyhound bus with Texas license plate Number R7H-Y85. The tow truck operator climbed under the bus to release the brakes. He was removing bolts from the brake system from underneath the bus. The tow truck was in neutral on a hill, when both it and the bus started rolling downhill. The tow truck operator who was under the bus received massive injuries to his entire body, which resulted in his death. The operator failed to chock the wheels of the bus and to place the tow truck in park. An investigation revealed that the tow truck driver had been trained in proper work procedures before getting under a vehicle, such as placing chocks under the wheels and placing the vehicle in park.
Keywords: chock, fracture, vehicle in gear, vehicle, work rules, equipment operator, caught between, tow truck, run over, slope
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309492627 Fatality Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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