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Accident: 14463988 - Lift Truck Overturned On Driver

Accident: 14463988 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/09/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1472753108/20/19843471State Plating Inc
ON AUGUST 9, 1984, AT 2 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DRIVING A THREE WHEEL HYSTER LIFT TRUCK, MODEL H20E. HE WAS MAKING A TURN WHEN THE TRUCK STARTED TO TIP OVER ON ITS SIDE. EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPED TO JUMP CLEAR OF THE TRUCK AS IT WAS FALLING. THE OVERHEAD GUARD CAUGHT HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS BODY AND PINNED HIM AGAINST THE PAVEMENT. HE RECEIVED A BROKEN BACK IN 2 PLACES, PUNCTURED RIGHT LUNG, FRACTURED RIBS, AND PROBABLE PARALYSIS FROM THE WAIST DOWN ON HIS RIGHT SIDE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OUTDOORS WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. HE WAS RETURNING TO THE PLANT AFTER TAKING REPAIRED RACKS TO A STORAGE AREA. HE WAS APPROXIMATELY 60 FEET FROM THE PLANT. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, pinned, roll-over, overhead guard, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14727531 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Industrial machinery repairers

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