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Accident: 78863.015 - Employee Is Struck By And Run-Over By A Forklift Truck And I

Accident: 78863.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 08/14/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1085029.01508/14/2015Venture Metals, L.L.C.

At 8:30 a.m. on August 14, 2015, three employees were sweeping and cleaning debr is from a parking lot. The parking lot extends into an entrance ramp to a cable shop. Employee #1 was cleaning and sweeping the parking lot with his back facing the entrance door to the cable shop. A loaded forklift truck, that was being o perated in reversed, exited the cable shop, traveled down the ramp and into the parking lot. The loaded forklift truck weighed approximately 28,850 lbs. The for klift truck struck and ran-over employee #1. The operator, did not slow down, no r sound his horn prior to exiting the building and the back up alarm was inopera ble. The employee died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Keywords: back-up alarm, backing up, powered industrial vehicle, run over, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1085029.015 70 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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