Tyler, TX — A man in Tyler, Texas, was injured when a vehicle he was working on collapsed on him on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The accident happened in the 1500 block of Claude Street, around 9:30 in the morning.
Local sources have said that it appears the man was working on septic pumper tank being held up by a jack. The jack collapsed while the man was working, and the vehicle pinned one his arms beneath it.
A local man heard the victim’s calls for help, and was able to assist the man.
The victim hasn’t had his name released. Local police have said that he suffered hand injuries, but the extent of those injuries is unknown.
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Scene of the Accident
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News reports I’ve read about this accident mention that, as the man was working on the vehicle, the jack he was using collapsed. I wish we knew a little bit more about that. Why did it collapse? Had it been used improperly? Or did the jack itself fail? Anytime an accident like this takes place, you’re going to want to have any equipment or machinery that was involved checked out. If an injury is found to be the direct result of a defective piece of the equipment, then it’s possible that liability will ultimately fall on the manufacturer.
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