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Accident: 127586.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Forklift Tips Over

Accident: 127586.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 07/07/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1482455.01507/08/2020Averitt Express Inc.
At 10:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020, an employee was working for a firm that provided general, long-distance, truckload freight trucking. He was loading a forklift on to a ramp or platform for service. The employee drove the forklift up the ramp a nd then began to back it back down. As he was doing this, the left rear tire fel l off the ramp. The forklift fell off the ramp, and the employee was ejected. Th e canopy of the forklift landed on the employee. He was pinned between the canop y and the cement ground. The employee suffered crushing injuries. He was killed.
Keywords: backing up, crushed, dock, ejected, falling object, forklift, ind trk operator, industrial truck, loading ramp, overturn, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, ramp
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482455.015 55 M Fatality Automobile mechanic apprentices

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