A diesel mechanic dies when he is crushed between the tire and the cab of a fire truck - California.
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
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute