Auto Salvage Worker Killed by Unsecured Car on Transporter

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Oregon Health and Science University

Summary Statement

This Oregon FACE Toolbox Talk is about a 37-year-old truck driver who died when a salvage vehicle rolled off the top deck of his truck and crushed him. Another employee lifted the car onto the top deck with a forklift. The victim turned around to prepare the lower deck when the forklift operator released the car before it was properly secured to the deck. The car immediately rolled backward, and fell on the victim. He died immediately.
March 2015