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Accident: 137784.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Backing Forklift

Accident: 137784.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 08/02/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1545613.01508/03/2021Unicon Operating Co, Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on August 2, 2021, an employee was backing a forklift in a chicken house with a load of chicken cages on the forks. As the employee was backing, t he chicken cages became dislodged and unbalanced so he stopped, got out of the f orklift, and was attempting to fix the stack of chicken cages. The employee was standing between the chicken cages and the mast of his forklift when a coworker backed his forklift into the employee's chicken cages. The employee was crushed between the chicken cages and the mast of his forklift. The employee suffered a fractured skull and neck and died from his injuries.
Keywords: backing up, caught between, collision, crushed, forklift, fracture, neck, skull, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1545613.015 23 M Fatality

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