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Accident: 14500987 - Employee Was Crushed Between Fork Lift Truck & Shelf

Accident: 14500987 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 07/19/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
172416007/24/19843641North American Philips Lighting Corp
A CUSTODIAN, UNTRAINED AND NOT AUTHORIZED BY MANAGEMENT TO OPERATE A FORK LIFT TRUCK, WAS GIVEN PERMISSION BY A FELLOW HOURLY EMPLOYEE TO "PRACTICE" ON THE COMPANY'S NEWLY PURCHASED "HYSTER" NARROW AISLE ELECTRIC LIFT TRUCK. THE TRUCK WAS PROVIDED WITH AN OVERHEAD GUARD BUT NO GUARD AT THE OPERATOR'S STATION IN THE STAND-UP RIDER COMPARTMENT. THE EMPLOYEE BACKED INTO EMPTY METAL CONSTRUCTED SHELVING AND WAS PINNED BETWEEN A RACK OF SHELF AND THE CONTROLS OF THE LIFT TRUCK, RESULTING IN HER DEATH.
Keywords: stand-up operator, vehicle, industrial truck, mech mat handling, untrained, backing up, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1724160 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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