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Accident: 14531362 - Employee Crushed Between Rack Cross Bar And Forklift

Accident: 14531362 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 05/28/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10046088005/29/19865141Roger Williams Food, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A STAND-UP FORKLIFT TRUCK IN A TIGHT WORKING AREA. THE TRUCK HAD NO ACTUAL VERTICAL GUARDS. HE WAS WORKING ALONE. HE WAS UNLOADING A PALLET OF SOAP POWDER FROM A RACK IN THE WAREHOUSE. THE LOAD STARTED TO SHIFT ON HIM SO HE PUT THE TRUCK INTO REVERSE GEAR AND BACKED UP IN AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE LOAD FROM FALLING. HE BACKED INTO THE RACK CROSS BAR AND WAS IMMEDIATELY CRUSHED BETWEEN THE CROSS BAR AND THE FORKLIFT.
Keywords: stand-up operator, work rules, crushed, industrial truck, storage rack, backing up, inattention, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100460880 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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