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Accident: 14224208 - Employee Dies From Skull Fracture In Forklift Rollover

Accident: 14224208 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 02/21/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
332144502/22/19854213Keton Transfer And Storage Co Inc
The employee of a transfer and storage company was operating an Allis-Chalmers 5000-lb forklift, Model FP-50-24-2PS, moving empty wooden shipping containers from the back to the front of a storage yard. He was carrying the load extended 8 ft 4 in. above the ground. As he backed up an across a slight grade, the rear of the forklift swung up the grade. The employee lost control of the forklift and it turned over, pinning the employee under the overhead guard. His skull fractured upon impact with the ground, killing him. A major cause of the accident was that the load was carried too high.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, roll-over, industrial truck, skull
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3321445 Fatality Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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