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Accident: 14482996 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Forklift Parts

Accident: 14482996 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 05/14/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
171314805/16/19842657Fort Orange Paper Co Inc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 14, 1984, Employee #1 was replacing a hydraulic seal on the main vertical hydraulic cylinder of a Caterpillar electric forklift truck. He was standing on the dashboard replacing a pin that connects the top of the cylinder to the top of the mast when his foot or leg apparently struck a control lever. This caused the mast to move toward the front of the overhead protection canopy, crushing and killing Employee #1 between the two. Turning the key switch off or disengaging the battery connector could have prevented this accident.
Keywords: repair, work rules, control lever, caught between, crushed, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1713148 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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