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Accident: 14515688 - Employee Killed When Struck By Forklift Fork

Accident: 14515688 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/29/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10115964804/29/19872499Temple Terrace Industries Incorporated
Employee #1 was preparing to do some welding on the underside of a 2,000 lb fabricated steel frame trailer. He attached a steel chain to one of the trailer's side rails and ran another chain from the first chain to the fork of a 6,000 lb capacity forklift. He used the forklift to raise the trailer on its side and then went behind it. The tension on the chain apparently caused the fork to slide off the forklift carriage. It was flung toward Employee #1 and struck him in the head and chest, killing him. The trailer fell back to a horizontal position, but did not strike Employee #1. He was working alone at the time of the accident.
Keywords: head, work rules, overloaded, welder, industrial truck, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101159648 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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