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Inspection: 314211798 - Duncan Oil Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati

Nr: 314211798Report ID: 0522000Open Date: 02/18/2010

Duncan Oil Co.
6757 Selma Pk.
South Charleston, OH 45368
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5099/Durable Goods, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 423990/Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 2850 E. Leffel Ln., Springfield, OH 45505

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/02/2010
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:03/31/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201955994Event: 02/17/2010Employee Is Caught In Truck'S Power Take-Off And Killed
On February 17, 2010, Employee #1 was working as a delivery driver for the Duncan Oil Company. He had been performing this job for ten years. He was refilling aboveground fuel oil tanks from a tank truck. Security surveillance tapes showed that when Employee #1 walked to the side of the tank truck and bent over, his coat was caught in the truck's power take-off shaft (PTO). Employee #1 extracted himself after six minutes, when the clothing on his upper torso had been pulled off. He was able to turn the truck off and to disengage the clutch to the PTO at the back of the truck. This latter action stopped the pump, so that the gasoline would not overflow. He was found thirty feet behind the truck, apparently attempting to get to a nearby house when he collapsed. Employee #1 died of multiple blunt force traumas, with degloving injuries to his right arm and left armpit, deep soft tissue injuries, a number of broken ribs, lacerations to the left lung, and loss of blood.
Keywords: clothing, delivery work, caught by, torso, laceration, arm, fuel truck, power take-off, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314211798 Fatality Cut/Laceration Truck drivers, light

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