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Accident: 14468631 - Head Crushed Between Piece Of Concrete And Steel Rod

Accident: 14468631 -- Report ID: 0317530 -- Event Date: 06/10/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1747305906/10/19863272Warren Concrete Products Inc.
A FORKLIFT TRUCK WAS BEING USED TO TURN LARGE SEPTIC TANK COVERS, MADE OF FRESHLY FORMED CONCRETE, ONTO THEIR SIDE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE FORKLIFT AS IT TURNED ONE COVER ONTO ITS SIDE. HE HAD A STEEL ROD WITH WHICH TO POKE OUT A BOTTOM-FORM PALLET AS THE COVER WAS TURNED. THE "GREEN" CONCRETE GAVE WAY AS SOON AS THE COVER WAS PLACED ON ITS SIDE. A LARGE CHUNK STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 ACROSS THE FACE, PINNING HIS HEAD AGAINST THE STEEL BAR. HE SUFFERED A FRACTURED SKULL AND A SEVERELY DAMAGED (TORN AWAY) LOWER JAW. HE DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: concrete slab, fracture, head, work rules, crushed, skull, concrete
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17473059 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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