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Accident: 14449482 - Employee'S Skull Fractured In Fall From Forklift

Accident: 14449482 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 05/28/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10459447805/30/19861542Crawford Merz Co.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on March 28, 1986, Employee #1 was standing in a wooden trash box suspended approximately 64 in. above the ground by a Lull forklift. The forklift was moving in reverse when the box fell from the elevated forks, struck Employee #1 on the back of the head, and threw him to the ground. His forehead struck the ground and he was hospitalized with a concussion and fractured skull. The box was not secured to the forklift, and it lacked guarding on one side.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, unsecured, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, industrial truck, skull, fall, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104594478 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c.

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