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Accident: 14201263 - Fork Truck Tipped Over

Accident: 14201263 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1483004604/03/19842499Eastern Wood Fibers Inc
THE EMPLOYEE WAS A PART TIME LABORER, BAGGING SAWDUST (WITH PREVIOUS BOBCAT EXPERIENCE). HE USUALLY WORKED ON THE 11 PM - 7 AM SHIFT WITH ONE OTHER MAN AND THE SHIFT FOREMAN. THE FOREMAN INSTRUCTED HIM ON FORK TRUCK OPERATION THE FIRST TIME HE WORKED. THE TRUCK, A CLARK MODEL C500-20P, SN 235-366-2238, WAS USED MAINLY TO MOVE PALLETIZED SAWDUST BAGS AND ALSO TO TAMP PALLETIZED BAGS WITH A CONCRETE BLOCK SPECIALLY MADE FOR THAT PURPOSE. ABOUT 3:30 AM ON 3/29/84 THE FOREMAN TOLD THE EMPLOYEE TO TAKE THE FORK TRUCK AND TAMP SOME PALLETS. THE FOREMAN THEN LEFT THE AREA. THE EMPLOYEE MADE A SWEEPING LEFT TURN IN THE AREA OF LOADING DOORS 4, 5 & 6, TO LINE UP WITH THE CONCRETE BLOCK. PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THE COMBINATION OF HIGH SPEED AND A TIGHT TURN, THE TRUCK TIPPED OVER TO THE RIGHT. THE TRUCK FELL ON, AND CRUSHED, THE EMPLOYEE'S RIGHT FOOT AS HE TRIED TO GET OUT OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS DESCRIBED AS A "GO-GETTER" AND APPARENTLY PERFORMED AN UNSAFE ACT.
Keywords: speeding, crushed, industrial truck, foot, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14830046 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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