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Accident: 200203313 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Forklift

Accident: 200203313 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 05/07/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31277141305/08/20095012Pars Car Sales

On May 7, 2009, a supervisor and an employee of a car dealership were preparing a newly acquired dealership site for opening. The supervisor was apparently tightening bolts on the floor of an automotive lift, while the employee was operating a Yale 3,000-pound forklift. For some reason, the employee operating the forklift drove forward into the space between a wall and the vehicle lift, where the supervisor was sitting. The right front tine of the fork struck the supervisor, piercing his chest and entering his chest wall. The supervisor was killed in the accident.

Keywords: chest, impaled, industrial truck, struck by, puncture

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312771413 Fatality Puncture Machinery maintenance occupations

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