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Accident: 14531966 - Run Over By Piggyback Forklift

Accident: 14531966 -- Report ID: 1032100 -- Event Date: 04/30/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
184963705/02/19844011U S Department Of Transportation The Alask Railroa
ON APRIL 30, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 PM, A RAILROAD WORKER (A RIGGER) WAS AT HIS ASSIGNED JOB LOADING RAILROAD CARS. THE OPERATOR OF THE VAN LIFT WAS MOVING FORWARD, NOT KNOWING WHERE THE RIGGER WAS DUE TO A BLIND SPOT. AT THE TIME THE VAN LIFT WAS MOVING FORWARD, THE RIGGER'S LEG GOT CAUGHT BY THE FRONT WHEEL. HE FELL. THE VAN LIFT RAN OVER THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE RIGGERS BODY, CRUSHING HIM. A TWO WAY RADIO AND A WRITTEN PROCEDURE WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VAN OPERATOR NEVER TO MOVE UNTIL HE COULD SEE HIS RIGGER WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: railroad car, crushed, industrial truck, run over, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1849637 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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