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Accident: 14296370 - Employee Drove Forklift Over The Edge Of A Loading Dock

Accident: 14296370 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 12/31/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1881127301/07/19875411Safeway Stores, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS BACKING UP AN INDUSTRIAL TRUCK (WITH A CLAMP LIFT) AT A LOADING DOCK. HE SHIFTED INTO FORWARD GEAR WHEN HE WAS FIVE FEET FROM THE DOCK EDGE, BUT THE TRUCK CONTINUED TO BACK UP. THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED, BUT DID NOT STOP THE VEHICLE. THE TRUCK ROLLED OVER THE EDGE OF THE LOADING DOCK WITH EMPLOYEE #1 ABOARD. THE TRUCK AND EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 51 INCHES TO THE GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE SUFFERED A CONCUSSION.
Keywords: head, brake, industrial truck, fall, concussion, loading dock, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18811273 Hospitalized injury Concussion Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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