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Accident: 116733.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Forklift And Steel Su

Accident: 116733.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 06/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405014.01506/02/2019Brw Metal Industries Llc
At 9:00 a.m. on June 2, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker were constructing a carport. Employee #1, working from a basket attached to the forks of a rough terrain forklift, was placing purlins on top of the carport. His coworker was operating the forklift. Employee #1 needed to move forward to extend the purlins. His coworker began to move the forklift forward. The coworker then inadvertently hit the accelerator when he meant to hit the brake. Employee #1 was caught between the steel support and the forklift, and his head and neck sustained crushing injuries. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: crushing, head, neck, industrial truck, material handling, crushed, aerial lift controls, caught between, aerial lift, construction, beam, accelerator pedal
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405014.015 31 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Welders and cutters

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