Man pinned between tractor, trailer at UPS facility in DeWitt

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Returntosender, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  2. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    This is the hub I work at. Despite the news report above the story by the end of the evening was that the man is now paralyzed from the waist down. Hopefully this is just the rumor mill making events seem worse than they are. BTW, not a UPS employee but a trucking contractor run over by his own co-driver.
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    A trucking contractor run over by his own co-driver explains the situation far better than what I had heard before.
     
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    VERY unfortunate for the injured driver, but I have to ask......why in the hell do you walk behind a moving trailer?!?!
     
  5. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    ....or a moving tractor.
     
  6. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Unfortunately the skill level of many contractors is pretty poor and often times the co-driver will get out to assist in a backing situation. If the trapped person was a rookie perhaps they didn't have the experience or got in a hurry and violated the common rule of never walking behind a backing vehicle.
     
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    When I first saw the headline my first guess would have been it was an unloader who got pinned behind a trailer. A co-driver definitely should have known better.
     
  8. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    You'd be surprised.
     
  9. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    That was exactly the situation.

    Speaking of getting pined. Our hub had a mishap a few weeks ago where some contractor hit a trailer being loaded not once but twice! The second hit resulted in the trailer becoming so misaligned the loader 24 was wedged against the trailer wall. Only one person was in the trailer at the time and on the other side otherwise they would have been crushed. Of course the contractor kept on going. Claimed he didn't know he hit anything.
     
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    No contractors allowed on the property in the 177.
     
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  11. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Lucky you. :(
     
  12. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I do not want to argue, but the information that I received was that the injured person was actually a UPS employee that dispatches the "independents". It is beyond unsafe at the gate.
     
  13. trouble maker

    trouble maker Member

    I was in Syracuse this past Sunday and the only contractors I seen were outside the gate. they were not on property. Just about every Ups building have signs that tell the contractors they can't come on the property. they must call the phone # that is posted.
     
  14. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    Could be true. I can only share what the rumor told me. Totally agree about the main gate, total CF with trailers being dropped, workers leaving two parking lots, customers leaving the service center, trucks double and tripled parked. Another accident waiting to happen.
     
  15. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Now watch the guys family sue ups for the accident.....All that money saved from using scabs tossed down the drain
     
  16. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    At our building they use pt sups for that position during peak. Once again, it's someone not used to working around such equipment and with minimal training.
     
  17. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    I went to Syracuse twice in the last two weeks, contractors would hook up and drop trailers ON property. It seemed they would pull up alongside the carwash and drop and were hooking up just inside the gate.

    I was there when the accident happened, having lunch, I didn't go out and look. (I'm not a ghoul.) The people that came in the lunchroom said it was a "temporary supervisor", whatever that is.

    When I got done with meal the yard was quiet like it didn't even happen.
     
  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Most of those independents have a sleeper compartments and thus can not see what is directly behind them. Shame that this happened.
     
  19. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Backing up a sleeper unit is like backing up a package car. Scan your area before backing and it's no big deal.
     
  20. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    just last week I told a boss that UPS really doesnt care about safety when they let the subs in the yard during peak. as a matter of fact, most safety issues go by the wayside during peak.

    in January we will have to listen to their BS and be watched in the yard and be harassed to death.

    hope the family does sue. its about the ONLY way this company makes good changes.