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Accident: 14211577 - Crushed By Overhead Guard On Industrial Truck

Accident: 14211577 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 06/06/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1483075606/06/19843496Long Fence Co Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A FORKLIFT TRUCK (CLARK LIFT MODEL CF 50 B, SN 544-689, BUILT AROUND 1965) PREPARING TO LOAD MATERIAL FOR THE DAY. THE FORKLIFT WAS STUCK IN A HOLE IN THE STORAGE YARD SO ANOTHER EMPLOYEE, OPERATING A TRUCK, PUSHED THE FORK LIFT OUT OF THE HOLE. WHILE EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DRIVING THE FORKLIFT AWAY FROM THE HOLE, THE OVERHEAD GUARD FELL, PINNING HIS HEAD AND SHOULDERS AGAINST THE PROPANE TANK HOUSING. ANOTHER FORKLIFT WAS BROUGHT OVER TO RAISE THE OVERHEAD GUARD, RELEASING THE EMPLOYEE. HE WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO PRINCE GEORGES GENERAL HOSPITAL, WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 8:05 AM.
Keywords: head, overhead guard, crushed, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14830756 Fatality Concussion Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters

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