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Accident: 14498471 - Employee Killed When Struck By Steel I-Beam

Accident: 14498471 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 12/19/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10027001612/20/19853448Mid West American Division Of Connus Industries
Employee #1, a forklift operator, was moving scrap steel from the shop oven to the dumpster area. After dropping off a load of scrap, he backed up and struck a steel I-beam with steel legs that was standing up against some steel racks. He dismounted his fork truck and attempted to move the 320 lb steel frame by hand. Employee #1 apparently lost control of the steel frame and he was found with the I-beam across his neck, pinned between it and the forklift. He was killed. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: steel beam, ind trk operator, pinned, work rules, industrial truck, manual mat handling, struck by, lost control, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100270016 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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