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Accident: 14483010 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Truck And Metal Rack

Accident: 14483010 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 06/04/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
171176106/04/19843291Norton Co Coated Abrasive Division
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on June 4, 1984, Employee #1, a company mechanic, was working on a Raymond electric reach truck, model 20 R 30TT, serial #020-78-14011, company #191, that would drive only in reverse. The vehicle traveled approximately 16 feet before pinning Employee #1 against a metal storage rack. He was crushed and killed. The key switch was in the 'on' position and the battery had not been disengaged at the time of the accident. The operations and maintenance manual, form #MM63 entitled "Instructions for Troubleshooting," states on page 7-3 that whenever troubleshooting procedures require closing the key switch, the truck must be blocked up to avoid accidents caused by unexpected travel.
Keywords: repair, blocks, pinned, work rules, mechanic, crushed, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1711761 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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