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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170081566 - Employee Killed When Struck By Unmanned Forklift

Accident: 170081566 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 01/06/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10343171401/08/19964953Marine Shale Processors, Inc.

Employee #1, a working foreman, was changing out a dust skirt on a shaker. The work area was dark so he parked a forklift truck with the engine running and lights on approximately 23 feet from his work area. He was using the lights on the mast of the forklift truck to illuminate his work area. The forklift jumped into forward gear, rolled forward approximately 23 feet, and pinned Employee #1 between the back rest of the forklift truck and the workpiece that Employee #1 was working on. He was killed.

Keywords: maintenance, vehicle in gear, pinned, work rules, industrial truck, struck by, unmanned, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103431714 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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