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Accident: 136231.015 - Employee Is Crushed When Struck By Falling Forklift

Accident: 136231.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 06/09/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1535840.01506/10/2021Eel River Transportation And Salvage
At 4:24 p.m. on June 9, 2021, an employee was moving a fencing wire from the dri ve line of an 8,000 pound Caterpillar Forklift. The employee placed the forklift tires on blocks to gain access to the underside of the forklift when the vehicl e rolled off the blocks crushing the employee. The employee suffered multiple bl unt force trauma injuries and was killed.
Keywords: abrasion, blocks, blunt force, blunt force trauma, contusion, crushed, falling object, forklift, hand brake, industrial truck, maintenance, material handling, mechanic, powered industrial vehicle, repair, run over, s
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1535840.015 60 M Fatality Heavy equipment mechanics

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