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Accident: 14224349 - Crushed By Overturned Forklift Truck

Accident: 14224349 -- Report ID: 0355117 -- Event Date: 06/18/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1521978506/19/19877538Powell'S Truck & Equipment, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DRIVING THE FORKLIFT FROM THE FRONT OF THE SHOP AREA TO THE REAR TO PICK UP A PALLET OF TRUCK BRAKE LININGS. FOR SOME REASON HE WENT OVER AN EMBANKMENT ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE GRAVELLED DRIVEWAY. THE FORKLIFT OVERTURNED AND CRUSHED THE DRIVER UNDERNEATH. THE FORKLIFT LANDED PARTLY ACROSS A SMALL CREEK. THE EMBANKMENT WAS 17 TO 18 FEET FROM THE CREEK AND THE DEGREE OF SLOPE OF THE EMBANKMENT WAS 80-90 DEGREES. EMPLOYEE #1 COULD NOT BE LOCATED FOR APPROXIMATELY 2-1/2 HOURS.
Keywords: embankment, steep grade, crushed, industrial truck, struck by, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15219785 Fatality Fracture Automobile mechanic apprentices

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