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Accident: 118739.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Forklift

Accident: 118739.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 08/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1421498.01508/06/2019Pearson Farm
On August 5, 2019, an employee was working for a farm. The employee was not a na tive English-speaker. He was greasing the bearings in the front of a chain conve yor. The bearings were situated about 175 millimeters (7.0 inches) above floor l evel. A coworker was operating a forklift loaded with two stacked fruit bins. Th e load restricted the operator's visibility. The coworker intended to unload the fruit bins on top of the conveyor. He did not see the employee greasing the bea rings. The employee was struck against the metallic structure and the entrance o f the conveyor. He sustained severe damage in the back of his head and extensive bleeding. The coroner's report said that he sustained blunt force trauma to his head and torso. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. He had been killed.
Keywords: bearing, conveyor, head, ind trk operator, industrial truck, lubricating, maintenance, obstructed view, struck against, struck by, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1421498.015 56 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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