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Accident: 118196.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Forklift Cage

Accident: 118196.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 07/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1417264.01507/22/2019Mendez Electric Inc
At 4:30 p.m. on July 3, 2019, Employee #1 and his employer were performing electrical services at a warehouse. They were attempting to run electrical cables through a conduit located near the ceiling. The employer instructed Employee #1 to enter a forklift safety cage, whereupon the employer operated a Toyota Forklift to lift the cage. As Employee #1 began pulling the electrical cables through the conduit, the employer began repeatedly tilting the forklift mast forward and backward. Employee #1 fell backward and over the cage's double safety chains, a fall height of 5 feet, and landed head first on the concrete floor. Employee #1 sustained head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: safety bar, fall, electrical work, material handling, head, fall protection, electrician, electric cable, construction, work platform, work rules, concrete, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1417264.015 54 M Fatality Other Electricians

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