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Accident: 130641.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Steel Structure

Accident: 130641.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 10/21/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1499196.01510/22/2020Johnstown Welding & Fabricating Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on October 21, 2020, an employee was standing on a flatbed truck us ing a Komatsu forklift attached to a sling attempting to lay a 15 foot 3 inch, 3 ,240 pound steel A5 Test Fixture flat on the truck. The fixture became unstable and fell off the truck, knocked the employee off the flatbed and fell on the emp loyee. The employee was crushed, suffered a crushed pelvis and massive internal injuries (crushed pelvis, ruptured femoral arteries) and died.
Keywords: artery, crushed, fall, falling object, flatbed truck, forklift, fracture, hip, industrial truck, leg, machine shop, material handling, pelvis, powered industrial vehicle, puncture, rigging, rupture, sling, steel, struck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1499196.015 45 M Fatality

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