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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14298657 - Employee Injured Due To Fall And Struck By Cabinets

Accident: 14298657 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 07/27/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10840786707/28/19891522Carl J. Williams & Sons, Inc.

A carpentry crew was moving cabinets from the ground to a balcony above using a forklift. The cabinets were placed onto a platform with guard rails on three sides and a chain on the fourth side. The forklift picked up the platform with the loaded cabinets and the employee stepped onto the platform to ride with the load. Neither the platform nor the cabinets were secured to the forks or mast. A motorist stopped and distracted the forklift operator by complaining that the crew had blocked traffic. As the operator turned around in the cab of the forklift to address the motorist, he stuck the tilt lever. The forks tilted forward and the employee fell from the platform to the ground below. The platform and cabinets fell onto the employee and crushed his elbow. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: loading, carpenter, construction, crushed, industrial truck, fall, struck by, elbow, motor vehicle

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108407867 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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