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Accident: 121126.015 - Industrial Truck Operator Is Pinned Against Front End Loader

Accident: 121126.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1440785.01510/25/2019242174256 - Sims Bark Of Georgia Llc
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on October 19, 2019, an employee was working for a ma nufacturer of miscellaneous wood products. He and three coworkers were mixing mu lch material. This task had taken them some four to six hours. A John Deere mode l number 644K front end loader, with serial number 1DW644KHHHF679429, was brough t over to haul the product to a material bin. As the front end loader's operator was hauling the finished product to a material bin, the employee was taking tri ps to and from the trash can. He was operating a Caterpillar model number DP30N forklift, with serial number AT14G00225. The front end loader's operator was dri ving toward the material bin, when the tire of the front end loader collided wit h the forklift in front of a pile of mulch material. The operator saw the employ ee on the right front tire of the front end loader as the forklift continued to move, pinning the employee against the tire. The operator got off the loader and saw the employee lying down by the tire of the loader. The employee had sustain ed a fractured pelvis and internal injuries. Emergency medical services were cal led, and first responders arrived on the scene. The employee was transported to the hospital. He died as a result of his injuries on October 25, 2019.
Keywords: abdomen, collision, emergency response, equipment operator, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, loader, pelvis, pinned, struck against, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1440785.015 55 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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