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Mechanic crushed by bus falling off jack.

Authors
Nebraska Department of Labor
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 99NE018, 1999 Aug; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027904
Abstract
A 59-year-old mechanic was killed when a full size bus he was working on fell on him. He apparently had raised the bus with a 12-ton bottle jack and had crawled under the bus to work on the suspension. The bus slid off the bottle jack and the differential on the bus came to rest on the victim's chest and stomach, causing fatal injuries. The victim was declared dead at the scene. The Nebraska Department of Labor Investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences employers should: 1. ensure all equipment, with a potential to fall, is properly jacked/blocked up prior to getting under it. 2. ensure equipment is lifted and secured in accordance with manufacturers' instructions. 3. develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in all hazard recognition and abatement.
Keywords
Region-7; 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; Safety-programs; Equipment-reliability; Maintenance-workers; Training; Mechanics; Automobile-repair-shops
Publication Date
19990809
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-115329
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-99NE018; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-48
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE; WV
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division