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Accident: 116733.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Forklift And Steel Su

Accident: 116733.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 06/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405014.01506/02/2019Brw Metal Industries Llc

At 9:00 a.m. on June 2, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker were constructing a car port. Employee #1, working from a basket attached to the forks of a rough terra in forklift, was placing purlins on top of the carport. His coworker was operat ing the forklift. Employee #1 needed to move forward to extend the purlins. Hi s coworker began to move the forklift forward. The coworker then inadvertently hit the accelerator when he meant to hit the brake. Employee #1 was caught betw een the steel support and the forklift, and his head and neck sustained crushing injuries. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: accelerator pedal, aerial lift, aerial lift controls, beam, caught between, construction, crushed, crushing, head, industrial truck, material handling, neck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405014.015 31 M Fatality Welders and cutters

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