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Accident: 14297170 - Employee Struck By Forklift While Adjusting Carburetor

Accident: 14297170 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/20/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1881056411/13/19861741Bele Turi Brick Block Stone Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TRYING TO ADJUST THE CARBURETOR ON A HI-LIFT TRUCK WHICH HAD BEEN STOPPED BY ITS OPERATOR FOR A SHORT TIME. THE OPERATOR WAS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HI-LIFT IN THE DRIVERS SIDE SEAT. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE, BENDING OVER WHILE ADJUSTING THE CARBURETOR. HE WAS OUT OF SIGHT OF THE FORKLIFT'S OPERATOR. THE DRIVER HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF EMPLOYEE #1'S PRESENCE. NO ONE HAD INSTRUCTED EMPLOYEE #1 TO ADJUST THE CARBURETOR. HE WAS JUST TRYING TO BE HELPFUL. HE WAS STRUCK BY THE HI-LIFT WHEN THE OPERATOR STARTED TO MOVE IT.
Keywords: maintenance, obstructed view, work rules, construction, industrial truck, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18810564 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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