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Accident: 127872.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed After Forklift Overturns

Accident: 127872.015 -- Report ID: 0352460 -- Event Date: 07/16/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484044.01507/16/2020Waste Management Of Maryland, Inc.
At 10:38 a.m. on July 16, 2020, an employee was operating a Yale diesel-powered industrial truck, model GDP100VXNKBE086, while loading empty recycle bins onto t he bed of a flatbed trailer in order to transport to another location. The flatb ed trailer was parked on a gravel lot and was located directly adjacent to a con crete pad. The employee was operating the forklift on the concrete pad while loa ding stacks of 10 bins, weighing approximately 400 pounds each stack. During the loading process, two stacks of bins fell off of the flatbed and landed on the g ravel side of the flatbed trailer. The employee was traveling onto the gravel a rea to retrieve the bins when a forklift tire went into an approximately 10-inch deep rut in the gravel which caused the forklift to overturn, resulting in the employee being crushed between the roll-over protection system and the ground. T he employee was transported to the hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: crushed, forklift, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1484044.015 43 M Fatality

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