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Accident: 118734.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed When Material Handler Tips Ove

Accident: 118734.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1421452.01508/05/2019Marquee Event Group, Inc.
At 9:45 a.m. on August 3, 2019, Employee #1, a forty-year-old male employee, was working for a firm that rented equipment for events. He was working as a construction helper on a crew that was erecting a large tent for an outdoor event. He was operating a powered industrial vehicle to pull a tent cover over a tent frame. The equipment he was operating was a GEHL RS6-34 telescopic material handler. As he pulled the cover, the material handler began to tip. The employee jumped from the cab and began to run. The material handler continued to tip, and its boom struck the employee. He sustained multiple internal injuries, a fractured right arm, and a fractured left leg. He was killed.
Keywords: struck by, industrial truck, roll-over, leg, ind trk operator, torso, boom, fracture, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1421452.015 40 M Fatality Other Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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