Mechanic Struck and Killed by Over-Pressurized Suspension Air Spring on Tractor Trailer, Kentucky

Kentucky Case Report: 16KY039
Release Date: March 21, 2018

SUMMARY

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, a 50-year-old male mechanic (the victim) was in a pit changing a suspension air spring on a tractor-trailer cab when the over-pressurized air spring exploded and struck his forehead, instantly killing him.

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Page last reviewed: September 21, 2018