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Accident: 105421.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Fork Truck Platform

Accident: 105421.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314960.01505/08/2018Kelzer Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314893.01505/08/2018O'Dowd, Patrick T.
At 1:15 p.m. on May 7, 2018, Employee #1 was working from a fourth floor wall opening, at an approximate 32 foot elevation, removing a concrete filled wheelbarrow. Employee #1 was contained in an improvised wooden trash box, measuring 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet, that was placed on the forks of a JLG rough terrain fork truck. During work, the trash box shifted and both Employee #1 and the wheelbarrow fell 32 feet to the ground. Employee #1 struck a concrete block wall during the fall and suffered multiple broken bones and crushing injuries, killing him.
Keywords: unstable position, fracture, powered industrial vehicle, load shift, fall protection, concrete, crushed, elevated work platform, fall, concrete block, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1314960.015 57 M Fatality Fracture Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 1314893.015 57 M Fatality Fracture Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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