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Accident: 814160 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Crushed Between Mast And Cage

Accident: 814160 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 11/17/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11165498411/19/19903644Hoffman Engineering Company

Employee #1 was moving large electrical enclosures with a forklift truck. Moving the enclosures required the employee to get out of the operator's seat and hook two chains to the top of the enclosure. He hooked one side and, instead of getting off the side of the forklift and walking around the other side to hook it up, he decided to walk along the dashboard of the forklift between the mast and the roll cage. As Employee #1 was passing between, he slipped and his foot hit the control lever that operates the mast. The mast came back and pinned him between the mast and the roll cage. His chest was compressed and he died of asphyxia.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111654984 Fatality Asphyxia Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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