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Accident: 170022677 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Forklift

Accident: 170022677 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 06/01/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10991332706/01/19943089Mini-Bag Usa

A forklift truck driver picked up a pallet of finished product in the manufacturing department and delivered it to the shipping department. He dropped the pallet and backed up toward the loading dock to change direction and go back to the manufacturing department. The brakes failed and the truck continued to back up, striking Employee #1. The employee fell off the loading dock and the truck followed, landing on top of him. Employee #1 was crushed by the truck; he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver jumped clear of the truck as it fell off the loading dock.

Keywords: brake, equipment failure, crushed, industrial truck, struck by, falling object, loading dock, backing up

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109913327 Fatality Asphyxia Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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