My fire dept had a rescue call yesterday which ended up being a recovery. A man was working under an elevated dump body with no struts or chocks and paid the ultimate price. The story re-printed from the "Poughkeepsie Journal":
Man working on truck dies after he is pinned
LAGRANGEVILLE - A man was killed Tuesday when he was pinned under the dump truck on which he was working.
Robert McGrath, 54, was working on his 1984 International dump truck at 85 Daley Road when the dump body came down and killed him.
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office and LaGrange Fire Department responded.
Investigation into the incident is continuing, police said. They would not release any more information Tuesday.
I have from one of the members on the scene that the man has a hammer and chisel with him. The hoist was in working order, they simply raised the body to release the body.
This accident is exactly why I was concerned with the ATV riding underneath the elevated backhoes in the "Dancing Diggers" thread. Hydraulics are nothing to be taken for granted.