Accident Report Detail
Accident: 140221.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Unsecured Load On Forklift
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1558303.015||10/15/2021||Cooper-Wilkins Welding & Machine Company, Inc.|
At 9:30 a.m. on October 15, 2021, an employee was working as a spotter as a larg e steel drainage pipe was being lowered into place by a Taylor TE-300, 30,000-po und forklift. The forklift was located outside of a property fence facing downw ards on the incline of a small hill. The forklift was fitted with a boom attachm ent that was fabricated by the employer and was not secured to the mast of the f orklift. The forklift slipped forward and came to a quick stop causing the the b oom attachment to slide off of the forklift forks. The employee was struck in th e back by the boom attachment. The employee suffered lacerated and ruptured inte rnal organs and died from his injuries.
|1||1558303.015||59||M||Fatality||Welders and cutters|