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Accident: 14520670 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Bundle Of Trusses

Accident: 14520670 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 02/10/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10166462102/11/19872452National Building Systems
EMPLOYEE #1, A SUPERVISOR, WAS ASSISTING TWO OTHER MEN, ONE AN EMPLOYEE, ONE A SCRAP DEALER, IN TURNING A BUNDLE OF TRUSSES OVER SO THAT THEY WOULD BE FACING THE PROPER DIRECTION. AS THEY LIFTED THE TRUSSES AT AN ANGLE, USING ONLY ONE FORK OF THE LIFT TRUCK, THE BUNDLE SLIPPED OFF THE TINE AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE HEAD, THEN LANDED ON HIS CHEST. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD 9 1/2 HOURS LATER.
Keywords: chest, loading, head, crushed, industrial truck, manual mat handling, struck by, falling object, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101664621 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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