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Accident: 14516330 - Two Employees Struck By Falling Door Frames

Accident: 14516330 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 01/05/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10034949701/12/19873442J.B. Mathews Company
JANUARY 5, 1987, AT 5:30 PM, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE LOADING LARGE METAL DOOR FRAMES (40 FEET LONG BY 8 FEET WIDE) ON A FLAT BED TRUCK. THEY WERE USING A SKYTRAK FORK LIFT TRUCK EQUIPPED WITH A SHOP-BUILT LIFTING CRADLE. THE CRADLE USED 4 ALLOY CHAIN SLINGS TO SECURE THE DOOR FRAMES. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE STANDING ON THE TRUCK BED TO UNHOOK THE FRAMES. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SUPPOSED TO UNHOOK THE SLINGS FROM THE FRAMES, THEN HOOK THE SLING HOOKS TO THE LIFTING CRADLE. THEN HE WOULD SIGNAL THE FORK TRUCK OPERATOR TO BACK UP. ON ONE OCCASION, ONE OF CHAIN SLINGS WAS NOT SECURED OR CAME LOOSE. THE HOOK CAUGHT ON A DOOR FRAME AS THE FORK LIFT BACKED UP, PULLING THE FRAME OFF THE TRUCK. THE FRAME STRUCK EMPLOYEE #2 ON THE WRIST, THEN FELL ON THE ABDOMEN OF EMPLOYEE #1, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: loading, abdomen, slip, industrial truck, struck by, sling, falling object, flatbed truck, unstable load, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100349497 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 100349497 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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