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Accident: 102496.015 - Employee Fatally Injured After Being Unseated From Forklift

Accident: 102496.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286304.01501/03/2018Ssa Pacific, Inc.
At approximately 3:22 p.m. on January 3, 2018, an employee was working in wareho use. The employer provides stevedoring services, specializing in unloading and handling a variety of cargo from incoming ships. The employee was operating a Ca terpillar forklift (Model No. P33000; Serial No. T39A-10210) to set up and place bins in preparation for an incoming vessel. The employees supervisor entered t he shed in his truck and found the employee under the rear left tire of the fork lift. The forklift the employee was operating had collided with the concrete ba se of a piling. There was damage to the concrete base of the piling and concret e was broken away in pieces around the base. The left fork had been bent upwards approximately 6" from the impact with the concrete base. The employee was unsea ted from the forklift when he collided with the concrete base of a piling, fell approximately 6 feet to concrete and was then ran over by the left rear tire of the lift and was killed. The seatbelt of the lift was tested and found to be in working order. The forklift was later inspected by a mechanic working with the employer and it was found that multiple safety devices on the lift, including th e seatbelt warning light, had been disabled.
Keywords: collision, powered industrial vehicle, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1286304.015 54 M Fatality Longshore equipment operators

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