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Accident: 793133 - Employee Severely Injured When Trusses Fall From Forklift

Accident: 793133 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 10/12/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
240355810/12/19892439Hi Tek Truss Inc

Employee #1 was using a forklift to place a unit of trusses on top of a stack of two trusses. As Employee #1 backed the forklift away the load shifted. When Employee #1 got off the forklift and attempted to straighten the top unit from the opposite side of the forklift, the unit toppled onto him. Employee #1's back was injured and his legs were paralyzed.

Keywords: paralysis, truss, load shift, back, industrial truck, struck by, falling object, leg, unstable load

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2403558 Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous precision woodworkers

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