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Accident: 142755.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Forklift Boom Comes Down

Accident: 142755.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 01/11/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1572651.01501/12/2022Fed Corporation

At 1:30 p.m. on January 11, 2022, an employee operated a Genie extendible boom f orklift (Model # GTH-1056). At some point, the employee stopped the forklift and set the parking brake but left the machine running and controls operational whi le the employee reached out and under the forklift boom for an unknown reason. T he employee somehow contacted the main boom control lever and caused the boom to lower down onto the employee and crush them between the boom and the forklift b ody. The employee was later found killed by three coworkers, still caught betwee n the boom and forklift body.

Keywords: boom, caught between, control lever, crushed, forklift, operating, operator, reaching
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1572651.015 29 M Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist:
Cause: Installing metal siding

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