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A diesel mechanic dies when he is crushed between the tire and the cab of a fire truck - California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 08CA009, 2009 Apr; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20040810
Abstract
A diesel mechanic died when he was crushed between the left front tire and the cab of a fire truck. The victim was attaching gauges and connections from a diagnostic monitor machine to the truck engine when the incident occurred. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences: 1. Employers should ensure that diesel mechanics always stand clear of lowering cabs. 2. Truck manufacturers should design a control box "dead man" switch to use when lowering cabs.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Mechanics; Work-practices; Safety-equipment; Automobile-repair-shops; Safety-practices; Safety-engineering; Engineering-controls
Publication Date
20090401
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110737
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-08CA009; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-81
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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