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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 57968.015 Event: 02/12/2014Employee Is Crushed By Falling Truck And Killed
At 4:30 p.m. on February 12, 2014, an employee was performing mechanic work unde r a pick-up truck with a coworker. The two were in the process of preparing a 2 006 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck for towing. The coworker raised the front of the Dakota using the tow trucks wheel lift mechanism and lifting the Dakota by its f ront towing lugs. The employee then got underneath the truck in order to manuall y place the transmission in neutral so it could be towed. After managing to plac e the transmission in neutral from underneath the truck, the truck then rolled b ackwards, fell off of the tow trucks wheel lift mechanism, and came down on top of the employee, killing him.
Keywords: crushing, falling object, mechanic, motor vehicle, tow truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 958654.015 Fatality Automobile mechanic apprentices

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