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Accident: 141734.015 - Employee Is Killed When Pinned Between Pit And Rack

Accident: 141734.015 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/04/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1567476.01512/07/20214225150694 - Adusa Distribution, Llc
On December 4, 2021, an employee was walking, attempting to pass the rear of a R aymond Universal Stance Reach Truck Model 7500 Forklift (PIT) to pick product in a warehouse aisle. The employee operating the PIT was positioning his vehicle t o remove a pallet of product from the 4th shelf of a rack in the same aisle. As the coworker maneuvered his PIT to align the forks, the employee passing behind the PIT was struck pinning his head between a rack support and the PIT. The empl oyee was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he died.
Keywords: back-up alarm, backing up, caught between, crushed, driving, equipment operator, forklift, head, industrial truck, material handling, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, motor vehicle, noise, palleti
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1567476.015 22 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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