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Accident: 14347389 - Crushed By Overturned Forklift

Accident: 14347389 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 09/06/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
198497009/08/19863321U. S. Pipe & Foundry Co.
ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1986, AT APPROXIMATELY 10:50 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PERFORMING HIS REGULARLY ASSIGNED DUTIES, OPERATING A FORKLIFT TRUCK BETWEEN THE CORE SHOP AND COSTING DEPARTMENT. HIS LIFT TRUCK TINES ACCIDENTALLY STRUCK AND REMOVED A MANHOLE COVER. THE FORKLIFT CONTINUED FORWARD AND RAN INTO THE UNCOVERED MANHOLE. THE FORKLIFT OVERTURNED, CRUSHING EMPLOYEE #1, WHO HAD BEEN THROWN OFF, BETWEEN THE OVERHEAD GUARD AND THE PAVEMENT.
Keywords: overhead guard, crushed, industrial truck, manhole, inattention, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1984970 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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