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Accident: 170107387 - Employee Asphyxiates When Forklift Overturns

Accident: 170107387 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/16/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12404651706/16/19943465Active Products Corporation

Employee #1 was using a lift truck assigned to his department to exit the plant to talk with his supervisor who was outside the plant. After talking with the supervisor, Employee #1 drove off and made a U-turn. The lift truck went into a 13-inch recessed area alongside the driveway and turned over, Employee #1 landed on the ground, and the truck landed on him. The mast struck his abdomen, pushing his organs up against his respiratory system, which led to asphyxiation. The 12-foot wide recessed area went for approximately 14 feet alongside the driveway. There were no barriers or guardrails.

Keywords: respiratory, abdomen, asphyxiated, guardrail, ind trk operator, uneven ground, industrial truck, sharp turn, struck by, overturn

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124046517 Fatality Asphyxia Electricians' apprentices

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