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An automotive mechanic died when the vehicle he was working under slipped off a lift and fell on him.

Authors
Public Health Institute
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 03CA010, 2004 Jun; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027334
Abstract
A 46-year-old male automotive mechanic died when the vehicle he was working under slipped off a lift and fell on him. The lift arms were not in alignment with the vehicle chassis when the vehicle was raised just prior to the incident, because the vehicle was too long for the lift to accommodate. The company had no safety or training programs available for the employees. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, should: 1. Establish and maintain an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) for employees. As part of the IIPP, employers should: 2. Ensure the automotive lifts used in the workplace are capable of raising the vehicle safely.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Training; Safety-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Mechanics; Protective-equipment; Automobile-repair-shops; Repair-shops
Publication Date
20040611
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111114
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-03CA010; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-81
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; WV
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division