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Accident: 134643.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Struck By Lifting Fixture

Accident: 134643.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/07/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1524052.01504/08/2021Valmont Industries, Inc.
At 8:45 p.m. on April 7, 2021, an employee and a coworker were hanging steel I-b eams via a universal lifting fixture (ULF) attached to a forklift in preparation for galvanization. After they finished hanging the materials, the forklift they were using was resting on its tines and caused the ULF to sway and fall off its stand. The ULF struck the employee causing multiple fractures and killing him.
Keywords: equipment operator, falling object, forklift, fracture, head, hoist, hoisting mechanism, material handling, powered industrial vehicle, steel beam, struck by, suspended load, unstable load, unstable position, walki
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1524052.015 19 M Fatality

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