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Accident: 170630214 - Employee Killed By Head Trauma In Fall From Forklift

Accident: 170630214 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 12/23/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11978152412/26/19955147Clougherty Packing Llc Dba / Farmer John

Employee #1, a construction worker, was assigned to lower the trolleys in a washroom area by approximately 4 in. He was standing on the control panel area of a 25 Clark forklift with the motor running while cutting a metal support from the rail with a cutting torch. He slipped and his left foot struck the reverse gear, causing the forklift to move backward. Employee #1 struck his head against the rail behind him and fell to the concrete floor, hitting his head again. Paramedics were called but Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to the Los Angeles County Morgue.

Keywords: head, work rules, slip, struck against, industrial truck, fall, cutting and burning, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119781524 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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