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Accident: 14296974 - Employees Injured In Fall From Forklift

Accident: 14296974 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 05/04/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10441884305/07/19901751B P Taylor Construction Inc
Employees #1 and #2 were approximately 8 ft to 10 ft in the air, riding in a homemade plywood box that was sitting on a forklift. After the operator had gone forward approximately 40 to 45 ft, he reversed the material hoist. The forklift ran over some uneven ground, causing the box, which was not secured to the fork's backrest, to start rocking. The employees fell to the ground with the box, and were injured. The box measured 98 in. long by 52 in. wide by 49 in. tall and weighed approximately 200 lb.
Keywords: uneven ground, unsecured, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, industrial truck, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104418843 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenter apprentices
2 104418843 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Carpenters

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