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Accident: 14250922 - Forklift Overturned; Employee Crushed Under Overhead Guard

Accident: 14250922 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/01/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
298655205/02/19863713Hackney Brothers Body Co
AT APPROXIMATELY 1:15 PM ON MAY 1, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1, AN EMPLOYEE OF HACKNEY BROTHERS BODY COMPANY OF WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA, WAS OPERATING A CLARK 2,000 POUND FORKLIFT. THE FORKLIFT WAS TOO SMALL TO DO THE JOB HE WAS ATTEMPTING, SO HE DECIDED TO GET A LARGER FORKLIFT. HE BACKED THE FORKLIFT ABOUT 60 FEET FROM THE WORK AREA, MADE A TURN, APPARENTLY AT TOO HIGH A SPEED, AND LOST CONTROL. THE FORKLIFT OVERTURNED, THROWING HIM FROM THE SEAT. THE FORKLIFT'S OVERHEAD GUARD STRUCK HIM IN THE LOWER BACK AREA, CRUSHING HIM AND PINNING HIM AGAINST THE CONCRETE SURFACE. HE DIED FROM MASSIVE INTERNAL INJURIES AND INTERNAL BLEEDING.
Keywords: speeding, overhead guard, back, crushed, industrial truck, lost control, backing up, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2986552 Fatality Other Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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